adalah gambar Phan Thi Kim dalam keadaan bogel kerana
api dari tentera Amerika berlari
halamannya yang musnah di bom oleh tentera Amerika
bom yang paling digeruni ketika itu,iaitu "Bom Napalm".
badannya melecur akibat bom tersebut.
ini adalah gambar beliau sekarang....
aktivis membantu mangsa perang di Vietnam
cerita beliau disebalik foto tersebut....
Thi Kim Phuc
by Born: Trang
Bang, South Vietnam, 1963
It is a photograph
that few are likely to forget. A little girl, her clothes seared from her
body by a Napalm bomb, runs screaming from her burning village. Her arms
are outstretched in terror and pain.
For many, this
photograph–which would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for AP photographer
Nick Ut–epitomized the tragedy of the Vietnam war. The village of Trang
Bang was damaged on June 8, 1972 during an ariel attack on suspected Viet
Cong locations. Many were killed and a little girl's life was changed forever.
burned, that little girl did survive. Nick Ut placed her in a vehicle and
rushed her to the hospital. Kim endured fourteen months of painful rehabilitation
for the third degree burns over more than half her body.
As an adult,
Kim would be forced to abandon medical school following renewed international
interest in the "symbol of the people's war." After an appeal to the head
of the Vietnamese government, she was allowed to leave the country to resume
her studies. Kim met her future husband while studying in Cuba, and was,
by this time, determined to defect to the West. On their honeymoon in 1992,
the couple disembarked during plane refueling in Gander, Newfoundland,
Canada and defected.
a new country with a young family, Kim's story continues. While there have
been confusion and disagreement about the bombing–who ordered it, where
it actually took place, what the target was–the fact that Kim became another
innocent victim of war is unchangeable. Now, she uses her notoriety to
speak for peace. In November 1997, Kim was named a Goodwill Ambassador
for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Earlier in 1997, she founded the Kim Foundation in Chicago, to help innocent
victims of war.
What is perhaps
most stunning about Kim Phuc is the peace that radiates from her in person.
She is not angry. She is not bitter against her government or anyone else
involved in the war. In fact, Kim's greatest passion is healing. In 1996,
she travelled to the United States to meet Nick Ut and the doctors who
had operated on her in Saigon. On Veteran's Day that same year, Kim spoke
at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC. Her message expressed
the need for healing and reconciliation for all those who'd been involved
in the war.
this possible? Perhaps a better question is "Who makes this possible?"
And the answer is God.
spirit and quiet determination are products of her relationship with a
loving Heavenly Father. Kim discovered a God who could empathize with her
pain, and who could heal it. Her body bears the scars of a brutal childhood
experience, but her spirit is whole.
Women Today Magazine