Thear (Cambodia): Called to Lead

Oct 9, 2023

After the 1975 Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, Thear Suzuki’s family started from zero. 

Thear was three years old. 

Her story of survival, persistence, and self-discovery led her to high level leadership in consulting firms and the community. 

Her story inspired President George W. Bush to paint her portrait for his book, Out of Many One.

When I Got Here | Untold Immigrant Stories

Hosted by Byron Harris
Original music by John Wesley Gibson

Immigrants share inspiring personal stories of why they left their homelands, how they got to the U.S. and the lives they are making here.

They meet the challenges of a new land with determination, perseverance, resilience, and creativity.

Listeners will see America through their eyes and renew their appreciation for the land we love.


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