With Mother’s Day closely approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate all the mothers out there who take on this difficult task with love. We’d also like to honour all the mothers who have lost a child of their own and continue to put a brave face. To do so, we’re sharing an inspiring story of a newcomer mother living in Canada.
Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies came to Canada in 1979 with her mother and five siblings, all as refugees from the Vietnam War. While her mother worked as a cleaner and seamstress in Edmonton, Tran-Dravies focused on her studies where she began showing her advanced math and science skills, which led to her excelling in school and later, university. Fast forward to today, she is a successful family doctor who practices in Calmar, and a proud mother of three. Her resilience and dedication in pursuing her studies goes to show just how her mother not only raised her right, but also how she is now a caring mother who continuously gives back to the community. In 2014, she began fighting for a better math education by refocusing the math teaching curriculum, which many critique is discouraging children from enjoying this subject. Additionally, she also started a non-profit society in Vietnam, which is focused on giving hope and proper education to children.
Whether you are a mother, or soon to be mother, we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude for loving your families endlessly and for inspiring all your children to be the best that they can be. It’s truly a difficult job that no one can ever be perfect at, but every mother out there is imperfectly perfect. We also admire every single mother who dropped everything and decided to move to a different country to make a better life for their families. At Brighter Together, we value compassion and courage, which for us are some of the many adjectives that describe what a mother is.
Staples, David. “Why Nhung Tran-Davies, a Mom and a Small Town Family Doctor, Is Leading the Fight in Canada for Better Math Education.” Edmontonjournal, Edmonton Journal, 21 Jan. 2014, https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/why-nhung-tran-davies-a-mom-and-a-small-town-family-doctor-is-leading-the-fight-for-better-math-education.