Nerves of Steel
This is a story about my mother, Dr. Shi Ming Hu, and her extraor-dinary journey from China to America, her heartbreaking separation from her husband and family, her lonely days of struggle, her re-markable accomplishments, and a profound love for her children and friends that transcended time and space. More
This is a story of a courageous woman who gave her all to her every endeavor throughout her life. Mother once told me that she never would have overcome the many challenges she faced were it not for her nerves of steel. Not only is this book a testament to that, but she always stayed true to her own words: “I have done my best in every role as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife, student, teach-er, friend, and as a human being.”
It was an honor to write my mother’s story, and I am deeply grateful to be her daughter.