CNAR Announces 2021 Conference Keynote: Kim Phuc

Overcoming Adversity: The Power of Hope, Optimism, & Inner Strength


Kim Phuc tells a story like no other. She is the poster child of the Vietnam War, an icon of the cry for peace. She is the unforgettable "Girl in the Picture": 49 years ago this very month, at just nine years old, Kim's life was forever altered. Running naked up a road screaming in agony, her skin burning from napalm, the click of a camera helped show the world the raw and brutal impact of the war.

Fleeing the horrors of the Vietnam War, she escaped death to tell her story. Kim survived 17 operations and received plastic surgery to help her lead a “normal” life. Overcoming pain, fear and death, she has gone on to carve an incredible life path. Kim is not only a survivor of extraordinary trauma; she is full of strength, compassion, and forgiveness. Her story is one of resiliency, and amazingly, turning a story of atrocity against humanity into one of giving and inspiration. CNAR is extremely honoured to welcome Kim Phuc as CNAR 2021's keynote speaker on October 12th, 2021. This is a story not to be missed. To register for CNAR 2021, please click HERE.