A Chinese Family Flees for a Better Life


Lincoln, NE-- To protect their family back home in China, the family has asked to remain Anonymous.

Last year, David and Elizabeth fled from a small town five hours from Shanghai.

“The government there is crazy,” said David.

On January 27, 2006, the couple had one daughter and a second on the way. Five months into Elizabeth’s pregnancy, the Chinese government forced them to terminate the pregnancy.

Chinese law fines families for each additional child, and the devastation that this would have caused David and Elizabeth left them no choice. Because of their desire for more children, they decided they needed to come to the United States.

“Liberty, Freedom, is very important for a man…for a human being,” said David.

After tolerating six more years the couple fled from China with nothing.
Because of a 5-dollar bill on David’s desk, they chose Lincoln, Nebraska.

“Lincoln is the biggest one...the biggest one in the United States, not others,” said David.

David was a boat captain and Elizabeth—a surgeon. But with no connections, getting their start in the States proved difficult.

“Our profession in china is very good, but we cannot find a job in the United States---we need some help,” said David.

Luckily, they had savings from their success in China, and now they are looking toward the next opportunity.

Their second daughter was born 11-months ago, and they are expecting another in 6 months.


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