8-year-old boy finds 'hope' in CBC reporter mom's refugee story
Judy Trinh, CBC Ottawa reporter, shared story last month as one of the Vietnamese boat people
An eight-year-old Ottawa boy says his CBC reporter mom gives him hope with a story about her journey to Canada as a Vietnamese refugee.
Judy Trinh, a reporter at CBC Ottawa, shared her story last month in a first-person article for CBC News.
Over the weekend, Trinh, a mother of two, was handed her son's homework. Matthew, a Grade 3 student, was assigned to write a letter following a class discussion about Terry Fox and how his battle with cancer gave people hope.
The students were asked to write a letter about something, or someone, who gave them "hope." Matthew wrote a letter about his mom, Judy.
"My mom gives me hope because she was a refugee," the letter reads.
"When she was coming from Vietnam she had to get on a boat to get to a refugee camp. But she got robbed buy (sic) pirates twice."
The letter then talks about Judy's successful career as a journalist, before mentioning the current struggle for refugees from Syria and several other countries.
"My mom gives me hope because she was a refugee and there are a lot more refugee (sic) trying to find a safe home," Matthew wrote.
The full letter is pictured here. Below is a photo of Judy's Facebook post, where she said she plans to frame the letter.