Out of the depths of poverty and oppression came Crystal H. Vo who was born and raised in Vietnam in 1970. At the age of 15, she made her daring escape, alongside her brother, from the tyranny of the communist regime to make a better life in the United States. Her parents, who stayed behind, gave their blessing and suffered the anguish of not knowing whether she and her brother would survive their departure. Thirty-five years later despite many hardships, she is the Mother of two, a college graduate and an aspiring writer who currently makes a living as an eligibility worker helping others get through their struggles. Crystal continues to look forward and upwards towards divine truths that got her through it all and that continue to inspire her to write of her experiences and share them in the spirit of offering a sense of faith, hope and love even through the darkest times.