The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
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Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award for Documentary
When Lia Lee arrived 3 months in the hospital emergency room in Merced County, California, a chain of events set in motion that neither she nor her parents and his doctors by no means recover. Lia’s parents, Nao Kao Foua and were component of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA term “quiet war” in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a individuals united and quite strong, have been much less conducive to assimilation than most immigrants, followed with constancy to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia’s pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved with equal force to yet another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a case study of the tragic cultural misunderstanding. Parents and doctors both wanted the greatest for
Lia, but their ideas on the causes of her illness and its treatment The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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