Thanh Campbell, author of Orphan 32, will tell his compelling story on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Redeemer University College.
Campbell came to Canada as the 32nd Vietnamese orphan loaded onto a Canadian Forces plane on April 12, 1975. Beside him, there were 56 other babies who were the last infants flown from the country as part of Operation Babylift, a frantic effort to save lives before Saigon fell.
Orphan 32 is the amazing story of Campbell’s journey to track down the other babies and to find and meet his own family in Vietnam.
A professional speaker, Campbell has many years of experience working in the non-profit sector. He is a successful entrepreneur with multiple businesses and is a sought-after speaker across North America for both Fortune 500 Companies and various charitable organizations.
The idea of writing Orphan 32 came from audiences asking him for something to take home after his motivational talks. But as Campbell began writing, he found it was a way to unpack emotions that had always been in the background.
"It was a personal journey that I had to go through," Campbell said.
Hosted by Redeemer Alumni Association, Campbell’s presentation is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Orphan 32 will be available for purchase and signing by Campbell immediately following the event. Contact Publicity Works at 905-379-7353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.