One Child's Courage to Survive War, Discrimination, Abuse, Rape, Family Chaos, Fire, and Flood When Life's problems seem overwhelming it helps to look around and see what others are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined
The pages of history come alive through this personalized story, told through the eyes of Yvonne Combs. Born to a Vietnamese mother and a French father during the Indochina War, Combs longed to meet her "papa" whose tour of duty in Vietnam was completed before she was born. She would instead suffer a childhood filled with abuse by those that considered her an intrusive "half-breed."
Combs expertly weaves her life's journey together with an inspirational story of perseverance, loss and love. Sparing no details of her turbulent upbringing that included server relocations, abuse, and rape, Combs is rooted in her faith in God and is never discouraged, instead offering thanks for each moment of her life.
The inspirational story is full of encouragement from a determined woman who will inspire many to retain hope, love, and faith in God.
About the Author
Yvonne M. Combs was born in 1948 in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, and has been married to Charlie Combs for 37 years. She has one child, Christopher, who died in 2004, and three granddaughters, Samantha, Vanessa, and Mandy.