The Boy With A Bamboo Heart is the inspiring story of Dr Amporn Wathanavongs. Orphaned at 6 years of age in a remote village in rural Thailand, Lek was thrust into a life-long struggle to find his place in the world. Alone and impoverished, he survived by begging for food in the markets of Surin until he was recruited to fight as a boy soldier in jungles of Cambodia.
Despair and poverty lead him to attempt suicide until a stranger intervened with an offer of help. Thus begins Lek's journey to become Dr Amporn, a man best known as a foster father to the sick, poor and destitute children of Thailand. The Boy With A Bamboo Heart is no ordinary book, it is the inspiring story of one man's journey to find his true calling in the face of unspeakable adversity.
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About the Author
Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs formed FORDEC on 14 February 1998, St. Valentines Day. This day was chosen to symbolize love. The Foundation aims to realize and extend love and transform it into action to bring about material and spiritual needs to all distressed, and through this action uplift their living conditions, promoting human dignity. The Foundation works under the principle, “Give love and concern to all distressed.”