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"Natalie is now a 21-year-old mother with a toddler and another baby on the way. She is part of a major lawsuit against, the highly controversial online classifieds site that is currently being investigated by the U.S. Senate for its alleged connection to underage sex trafficking."

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:45

An amazing transformation.

We thought Baby C would need to start all over again, in terms of learning the rules of the house, 'please' and 'thank you', and all her ABC's and 123's. We were expecting a big task ahead.

But perhaps this time round, Baby C is no longer the baby of the house. This time, with her own little sister L (5yrs), and another survivor at only 3 years old...she has immediately jumped into the role of big sister.



It has been heartwarming to see Baby C -- oops! I mean, Little Miss C!-- take on a role of responsibility. From helping L bathe, to checking her hair for head lice...and even voluntarily picking up a cloth to wipe down all the outdoor benches and tables because "all the other sisters are cleaning and I haven't been given a job" is truly amazing to see a girl once completely helpless slowly blossom into a strong character.

And the best part? Previously terrified of learning, whenever we tried to get her to remember her ABCs, she would cry and throw tantrums....but yesterday, she came up and asked "when will you teach me to read again?"

Her future is bright.

(FB: JaXi Lin - May 2016)

Dr. Thanh-Tam Nguyen presented at Raise Foundation's 28th Annual Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Conference on Wed March 23, 2016 at University of California Irvine, CA

Sharon Behrens and her husband Bob adopted five children who are now grown. The youngest is Mia (24 years old), who came to them as an infant who had been brutally, sexually, and ritualistically tortured by her own parents. Her baby sister of twelve weeks was killed in front of her.

May 9 2013

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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00

Together We Learn

An old article...

Leaving Ho Chi Minh City for students and their parents at Vinh Loi, Vinh Hung, Long An Province, psychologists and educators of Bridge to Happiness Center departured when everyone inthe city had been still asleep. Leaving the city behind, our bus started its journey to the west of Long An Province. We saw some places like Tan An, Thu Thua, Ben Luc,... going pass our bus windows.

After 3-hour trip, we saw a big board written in Vietnamese and Cambodian: The border gate Binh Hiep. We turned left and drove more than 2 hours to get to Vinh Hung town. The topic of the seminar with students this time was: "Learning – Happiness and Burden". There were quizzes in the seminar. Not only the teachers and students but also people in People's Committee of the District participated passionately in the seminar.

An old article...

At the end of June, 2013, Bridge to Happiness Center held a training course for parents at Vinh Trung Parish – Binh Gia District – Ba Ria Vung Tau Diocese. This course was an annual activity of the Center in providing knowledge, skills and improving awareness for parents in educating kids and keeping family's happiness.

Before attending the training course, every learner was checked for participation and all of them received learner cards from the organizer. According to the parish's priest, all the learners are people with good personality in Vinh Trung parish.

Sunday, 27 March 2016 00:00

Do not neglect your hometown

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Responding to the call of Vinh Trung parish's priest, Bridge to Happiness Center had a seminar about the topic: "How to protect your children in modern time" for the parents over there.

Vinh Trung parish's priest, Doctor Nguyen Duy An -- Ex-President of One Body Village, Mr. Nguyen Van Binh -- Ex-President of Bridge to Happiness Center (OBV Vietnam) and psychologist Pham Sy were there for the seminar.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Happy Lunar New Year 2016

One Body Village Family gratefully wishes you prosperity, good health and good will in the coming Lunar New Year - the Year of the Monkey 2016.

Nhân dịp Năm Mới - Bính Thân 2016, Gia đình Một Thân Hình xin kính chúc các vị ân nhân, cộng tác viên, thiện nguyện viên, nhân viên và các con được an khang thịnh vượng, dồi dào sức khỏe, và giàu lòng nhân ái.

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An old article...

Watched Elly Khanh playing with the homeless kids on the street as if they have been best friends for a long time. Even though Elly just returned to her homeland to celebrate the traditional lunar New Year for the first time in her life.

If someone who met Kelly for the first time, nobody would thought that Kelly grew up in Canada since birth and this is her first trip to Vietnam, her homeland.

Elly with her group of homeless friends.  (Photo: Phu Thi)

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