Kim Phuc’s Story

Famous AP photo of Kim PhucRemember this photo from the Vietnam War? That girl was 9-year old Kim Phuc moments after napalm was dropped on her village.

Ever wonder what her story is? NPR published her essay:

I was 9 years old but I still remember my thoughts at that moment: I would be ugly and people would treat me in a different way. My picture was taken in that moment on Road No. 1 from Saigon to Phnom Penh. After a soldier gave me some drink and poured water over my body, I lost my consciousness.

Several days after, I realized that I was in the hospital, where I spent 14 months and had 17 operations.

But there is a happy ending. You can listen or read her essay on NPR.

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