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Proud Father of Two Lao-American Doctors Talks to VOA - 2004-07-15


Mr. Pheng Chanthavilay of Woodbridge, Virginia, proud father of two medical doctors, talks to VOA about the struggle and hardship he had to endure in taking care of his family in the U.S. on his janitor’s income alone because his handicapped wife could not work. Even so, he managed to raise his five children so successfully that two of them become doctors.

All his offsprings graduated from college. One of his four daughters, Dr. Damdy Chanthavilay, received her dentist diploma in 1996. Youykham, his only son, recently became an ophthalmologist.

Click on the audio file above to listen to our interview with Mr. Pheng Chanthavilay.

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