Diem Ai Nguyen
Diem was born in 1970 on the military training base at Thu Duc, Vietnam. She was brought into the world by an American doctor, her father being stationed at the base as a sergeant in South Vietnam's army.
Fortunately, Diem's family moved to a town in the hill country, well before her birth place earned it's nickname "The Alamo", by becoming the "last stand" for a group of unfortunate soldiers who were retreating from the Viet Cong's rapid advance across Vietnam in 1975.
Diem was never involved in the military, nor did she witness a single battle. Her interest was always on building a good life in the difficult world that resulted from the war, overcoming major obstacles with a focus on the spiritual side of life, beauty in nature, and compassion for others.
Now living in Texas, USA, she has written her autobiography to serve as an encouragement for anyone who thinks they have unmanageable problems; for, Diem found an answer to each and every one of her own, starting with developing an ingenious way to overcome paralysis in her legs that resulted from childhood Polio. Her book teaches us that answers are always available; we only require the courage to take that first step, and then "Walk Around The Tree".
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Walk Around The Tree
A beautiful example of what is possible if you set your mind to something and put in the effort to achieve it. Her life is an amazing story of surviving every hardship after the war in Vietnam.
Told through the eyes of a child as she grows into adulthood, Diem’s indomitable spirit, positive attitude, and love of life shine through every word. Take Diem's hand and walk with her around the tree.