“Golden bones” is the term native Cambodians use to describe one who is blessed.
Losing 15 family members, fleeing home and having to start a new life in a foreign country may not sound like a blessing.
To former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Sichan Siv, it is.
“We are all blessed to live in America,” Siv said.
Siv was born in Cambodia, but claims America as his home. When the Vietnam War threatened Cambodia, Siv said his mother gave him a bag of rice and told him to run.