From tourist to altruist, how a New Yorker embraced Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam (CNN)New Yorker Neal Bermas had traveled around the world, but Vietnam literally stopped him in his tracks.

There, the businessman saw starving children in Ho Chi Minh City while on a trip to Asia in 1999.
“There were bands of these poor, homeless kids on the streets … and they were begging for milk, not for money,” Bermas said. “It stayed with me.”

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