A Child Reacts to the Evacuation of Phnom Penh
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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I was more—I was so frightened, and I was so concerned about my mother because she kind of slow. And I’m afraid that she was gonna be separate from me somehow. So I was afraid that I’d be separated from her. And I constantly go with where my family is, never even look around to see who’s who. I remember I hang on real tight to her, and literally help her, dragging her along, because she was almost—she was so frightened herself with everything that happened, and I remember just trying to see that I’m in the middle of my family so that I don’t be separated.
Not very much. The sadness was I missed my house, and I miss everything. I miss my blankets, I miss my pillow, and I miss my toys and I miss everything about the house, because I never apart from the house, and it was sad for me to miss the house. And with all the confusion, it was chaos. But mostly I was frightened that I would separate from my mom and dad and the rest of the family, and the second was miss the house.