Irrepressible memories. Vacant eyes. A child being dangled from a third story window. A boy tied to a chair. Children sleeping in layers of clothing to fight off the bitter cold. An infant dying from starvation. Some things your mind will never allow you to forget.
Silent Tears is the true story of adversity and triumph in one woman’s fight against bureaucracy to help orphaned children.
In 2003, Kay Bratt’s life changed dramatically. A wife and mother of two girls in South Carolina, Bratt relocated to her family to rural China to support her husband as he took on a new management position for his American employer. In seeking a way to fill her time and overcome the isolation she experienced upon arrival, Bratt began volunteering at the local orphanage. Within months, her simple attempt to make use of her time transformed into a heroic crusade to improve conditions and minimize the unnecessary deaths of Chinese orphans.
Silent Tears traces the emotional hurdles and daily frustrations faced by Bratt in trying to change social conditions for these marginalized children. The memoir divulges how she was able to pull from reservoirs of inner strength to pursue her mission day after day and leaves the reader with the resounding message that everyone really can make a difference.
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Kay Bratt is a child advocate and author of the books Train to Nowhere, Chasing China, The Bridge, A Thread Unbroken, and the acclaimed memoir of the years she spent working in Chinese orphanages, Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage. She has actively volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, including An Orphan’s Wish (AOW) and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children. In China, she was honored with the Pride of the City award for humanitarian work. After living in China for several years, Bratt now resides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.
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