My family came to United States as refugees of the Vietnam War in 1975. I was born a year later.
They were sponsored by a Lutheran Church in Belmont, California.
In spring of 2017, my father had a benign tumor the size of a baseball removed from his brain cavity. Although he was expected to make a full recovery, he has lost most of his mobility and his cognitive ability has clearly suffered.
This is what every morning has been like after he was able to come home from the care and rehabilitation center.