In 1927, Claude Chan was born to a young couple who were third generation Chinese. They lived in British Guiana, a British colony on the northern coast of South America. Times were harsh and conditions were poor. By the time Claude turned sixteen, both his parents had died from the harshness of a third world country. Claude was the oldest of 6 siblings: 4 boys, 2 girls.
Claude Chan writes his amazing life story of how he endured the hardships of getting an education and eventually becomes a medical doctor. He shares how he found God at a young age, and throughout his life, he explains how God becomes an integral part of his daily living. Claude eventually helps each of his siblings come to the USA where they each become a health professional and begin a new course for their life.
Dr. Chan tells of the life experiences of raising five young boys with his dear wife Carol. Together as a family, they embark on many journeys and experiences which will bring out many chuckles and smiles. Follow his life as he describes his love for this country. Enjoy and feel the patriotism he shows and the heroism he rightfully earned as he commands his troops during the Gulf War. All these stories and experiences will warm the depths of the human soul.
What a legacy Claude Chan has left for his family and friends. This autobiography is truly an example of The American Dream, as well as a lesson on letting God be our supreme Commander. Claude’s experiences will help you ponder and wonder on what kind of legacy you are leaving to your future generations.
A must read for anyone who cares about people.
—Stephen K. Blumberg, PhD
Professor Emeritus and former Mayor
This easy-to-read narrative is inspiring, funny, and fast-paced.
—Mary Jane Najor, PhD
Everyone should read Reflections of an Immigrant.
—Jim Brown, PhD