Chapters 13 and 14

Chapters thirteen and fourteen further progress Lia’s narrative and provide context surrounding the Hmong immigration narrative, respectively. Chapter thirteen describes the traumatic and frustrating ordeal the Lees and the MCMC medical staff faced in light of Lia’s failing health. Comatose and unable to breathe, Lia was considered incurable by the medical staff, who eventually allowedContinue reading Chapters 13 and 14

American Dream

In Chapter 13 of Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, we learn of Lia’s worsening condition. She is returned to the hospital (MCMC) for examination, but not even her doctor, Neil, can come by, The hospital finally allows the Lees to start performing traditional Hmong treatments on Lia, because they have nothing to loseContinue reading American Dream