Agent Orange and Orphans are two of my passions and what I have been working endlessly for the last 10 years to readress. So it was with such happiness that I read of this amazing story about Brenda Smith and her 15 year love for an orphan affected by Agent Orange.
On June 21 on Channel 5 will be the extraordinary story of Brenda and her love for a little boy she calls Fish.
To read the story and see pictures click here
I trust that the story will highlight the issues of Agent Orange and how it has affected the people of Vietnam. I was there in 2002 and broke the rules to bring the story of Agent Orange and the suffering of the Vietnamese people to the media's attention.
It has been a phenonomal journey which has seen the lives of millions of people change for the better. Before my film Battle's Poison Cloud, the victims of Agent Orange were a hidden secret, but now they are acknowledged not only in recieving a good stipend from the Vietnamese government but they are also honoured with a a day in their honour. 12 August is Victims of Agent Orange. I am so proud of this work and the positive effects that have been achieved.
I look forward to watching the documentary and seeing the positive effects that the love of one person can have on another.