Tha’s earliest memories are of Burmese soldiers burning down her house, and fleeing with her family and neighbors.For the next seven years, they moved from village to village searching for a safe place to live.
Arriving in a refugee camp in Thailand, Tha took care of her elderly mother while her siblings attended school. She met and married her husband with whom she has three children. They were finally safe, but opportunities were limited.
Then they were given the chance to relocate to the United States. Today Tha is thankful for the freedom, security and opportunities she and her husband now enjoy. Her greatest joy is seeing her children thrive.