HOF129: Un You Eng

During a day of heavy rainfall, Un You Eng and her husband treaded through thick mud in search for work, only to find themselves lost and tired. This was shortly after the fall of Phnom Penh and scavenging for any nourishment was not uncommon. They wound up in the kitchen of a temple, covered in mud, afraid and feeling completely hopeless.

Years later, her willingness to survive and persevere would find her swimming across rivers, hiding in rice fields from the Khmer Rouge, and sneaking into a refugee camp all while pregnant. Little did she know, she would be on her way to Canada, where she would later call home.