Hanh’s Brother – Saved From Drowning
Hanh* says: “When I was six years old, my mom changed. My life changed too.
Before then I was happy. My mom laughed lot. We played and I laughed too. Her smile was pretty. She held me close when we slept together. She cooked good food too!
My mom had a sister. She was fun and we both loved her. But she died in a motorcycle accident when my mom was pregnant with my baby brother. That’s when my mom changed.
After that, my mom didn’t wash our clothes or sweep the house. My brother was born and she nursed him, but she didn’t cook for me and my dad.
Because I had to take care of my mom, Dad and baby brother, I didn’t go to school much. I washed my mom each day as she lay in bed, cleaned the house, washed clothes and cooked. I didn’t have friends.
I had two dreams. I wanted to go to school and I wanted my mom to be better.”