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East meets West

  • Featuring: By Thao & Elijah Carricaburu
  • Date Submitted: Jun 6, 2019
  • Location: Alaska

By Thao is Hmong and the mother of a young child who was often sick as a baby. She recounts with friend Elijah Carricaburu how her family urged her to stick to traditional, spiritual Eastern healing practices. But when Western medicine provided a physical cure, the family eventually accepted that there is room for both traditional and modern approaches to illness. Edit credit: Sean Collins


  • By Thao
  • Elijah Carricaburu
  • Health Equity
  • AAPI
  • Cultural