[IMMIGRATION SUCCESS] Le Ly Hayslip - Author and Advocate
- Le Ly Hayslip
She is Vietnamese and a survivor of the Viet Nam war. She has been
the victim of all the horrors of that war, both reported and
unreported, for most of her life.
Le Ly Hayslip has every right to be bitter, but she has forgiven her
enemies and moved forward to help others rebuild their shattered
lives. Le Ly is a woman who is making a difference in the United
States and in her homeland.
In 1988, Le Ly Hayslip founded the "East Meets West Foundation", a
humanitarian relief organization, which physically and emotionally
helps to rebuild lives on both sides of the world.
Her book, "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places", moved award
winning filmmaker, Oliver Stone, a Vietnam veteran himself, to fund
the building of Mother's Love Clinic for homeless children in Le
Ly's village in Da Nang. With the further help from actor-comedian,
Robert Kline and Senator John Kerry, money has been raised to build
Peace Village, a medical center for children. Oliver Stone will soon
be producing a film about the humanity of Le Ly Hayslip.
In her genuine concern to help heal the emotional wounds of many
Americans who fought that bloody war in Vietnam, Le Ly, acts as
confessor to those who left Vietnam with overwhelming guilt. She
strives to bring peace of mind to many brave warriors, who have
grieved for too long Ä many at the expense of their jobs, homes and
Le Ly encourages many of these former fighters to return to Vietnam
to build schools and medical facilities for children, women and the
disabled. She knows that positive action, heals old wounds. New
buildings are being constructed everyday by returning Americans.
The Brochure for East Meets West says "Working Together to Heal the
Wounds of War."
Le Ly's Living Legacy is a blessing on two continents. She is giving
children a chance at life in her own country and she is giving our
brave and badly treated soldiers their chance for healing. Thank you
Le Ly for leading the way.