Winning a peace prize when I was eleven and then traveling with Pat and being able to speak to world leaders, set the course for my life. I am so grateful for Pat Montandon and this organization. I’m now a pediatric cardiologist and have traveled extensively to help take care of children in Africa and Asia as well as here at home. - Dr. Nguyenvu Nguyen
DR. NGUYENVU (WINSTON) NGUYEN, ADVISOR
1984 Children's International Peace Prize recipient
As a child in 1984, Nguyenvu won a Children’s International Peace Prize from our foundation for an essay he had written about peace as he knew firsthand what war was like. Having escaped from Vietnam in 1981, he and his family survived passage to the United States as “boat people.” They arrived penniless and began a new life here when he was 10 years old.
In 1988 he joined us on one of our International Peace Missions during which we ceremoniously unfurled the Banner of Hope, which was carried by schoolchildren from East and West Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie when the Berlin wall came down.
Nguyenvu went on to graduate from Harvard University and Emory University Medical School. He is now a pediatric cardiologist in Mesa, Arizona.