Le Ly Hayslip is a Vietnamese-American memoirist and humanitarian. Through her foundations, she has worked to rebuild cultural bridges between Vietnam and America following the Vietnam War.
Le Ly Hayslip has proven herself to be a woman of many interests and has multiple talents as a humanitarian, philanthropist and peacemaker. She has devoted herself to the children of Asia while building a bridge of peace between the United States and Vietnam over the last 20 years. Le Ly Hayslip is a Vietnamese-American who grew up in a poor village near Da Nang, Vietnam during the war. She is the author of two autobiographical bestsellers; When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace, which were adapted for the film Heaven and Earth by Academy Award-winning director, Oliver Stone.
Le Ly survived the horrors and hardship of war in Vietnam, overcoming all odds and moving to the US in 1970. In 1986, Le Ly returned to Vietnam and was stunned by the devastation, poverty and diseases left by the US / Vietnam War. Seeing an opportunity to make a difference, she founded East Meets West Foundation and became a bridge builder by bringing American groups back to Vietnam to help restore her motherland and open the dialogue between the two nations.
Visit Le Ly at: https://globalvillagefoundation.wordpress.com/