Mr. Campbell lives in Hamilton ON, and operates 3 businesses outside of his speaking career. He has been asked to sit on a number of boards and committees including McMaster Children’s Hospital new Health Centre and the Hamilton Media Arts Council, which discuss the issue of diversity portrayed in the media. He is pleased to be launching two new internet TV shows that he will host, Hope for the World TV and Ambitious City TV which will be found on their respective Youtube Channels.
Thanh was born in Vietnam and came over to Canada as part of the last flight out of Saigon in 1975 with 56 other orphan children. Their story was captured numerous times in the media. He has been invited to be a guest on such programs as CBC Radio, TVO, Canada AM, 100 Huntley Street, with chance to share his life story to the Nation. The 57 Orphans’ story has been covered by many newspapers including the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, Saigon Newspaper, and included in the French Consulate Newsletter.
Most recently Thanh has written his autobiography titled Orphan 32. Since then, Thanh has been invited to speak at numerous Business groups, conferences and schools across Canada as a keynote speaker sharing his story of coming to Canada. In 2014, Mr. Campbell was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award, a prestigious award presented by the Rotary for those whose efforts are commended in community building.
Hope for the World Workshop:
Thanh reads sections of his story, Orphan 32, with the campers and discusses the lessons of hope he has learned throughout his life.