HOW ONE BOY ROSE FROM THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR TO GIVE LIFE, EDUCATION AND HOPE TO THOUSANDS
-- The Untold Life Story of the Founder of FORDEC (Foundation for the Rehabilitation and Development of Children and Family)
At 5 years old, Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs was thrust into the world alone. After the death of his mother, Lek (his street name) became an orphan in a remote village in rural Thailand, forced to beg and steal for food to stay alive. His endless struggle for survival continued as a boy soldier, battling vicious enemies in the Cambodian jungle. When despair and poverty led him to attempt suicide, a stranger intervened with an offer of help. With a new lease on life, Lek was determined to transform his fate, defeat his demons, and find his true calling. Now known as “the foster father to 50,000 children,” Dr. Amporn’s story has remained untold. Until now.