Felicia Heath: Childhood on the Run to Critical Care Medicine

Her father was a Vietnamese kingpin who married her teenage Chinese mother. Her childhood was exposed to Chinese-Vietnamese gang violence. When Felicia Heath’s father became an escaped convict and, on the lam, he took her with him.

Today, she is a critical care anesthesiologist and the mother of four. She met her husband in medical school, who she eloped with on a South African safari. With a bottle of wine, and a laptop, she isolated herself in a studio to write her book: Spirit of a Hummingbird: Memories from a Childhood on the Run.