Episode 2626 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Dr. Bekah Yoxthimer, a wonderful gift from Vietnam to the USA. The featured story comes from the Journal-News – Butler County’s Local News Now and is titled: Dr. USA pageant queen shares story of emigrating from Vietnam to America with local audience – Top dentist speaks to crowd at Fitton Center in Hamilton. It was submitted by Ginny McCabe, a contributing writer to the paper.
Dr. Bekah Yoxthimer came to this country in her mother’s womb along with her family and a C-130 plane load of desperate refugees escaping the communist paradise that enveloped her home country. The plane she escaped on was commandeered and piloted by her father Bao Nguyen.
She and her family have done well in their adopted country because they appreciate what it has to offer and they have taken advantage of what it offers and have returned their blessings with much service to the USA.
According to McCabe’s story, Dr. Bekah Yoxthimer, a top dentist and reigning Dr. USA pageant queen kicked off the Fitton Center for Creative Arts’ annual “Celebrating Self” series, sharing about her life emigrating from Vietnam to live in America.
When Yoxthimer’s family first came to America, with no home, no food, and no money, they were housed by kind Americans, who drove her father to interviews, so that the family could be successful.
Dr. Bekah Yoxthimer said this, “Success, and the American Dream, it’s great to have all these titles and accolades, but it’s ‘What do you do with it to give back to society?’ and to me, that is living the American Dream. It’s just paying it forward and helping people in need.”
Listen to episode 2626 and discover more about Dr. Bekah Yoxthimer, a wonderful gift from Vietnam to the USA.