Cherie Yang, a Special Ambassador to the nonprofit NGO Teach North Korean Refugees, was born in Hye Ryeng, North Korea. Through her employment at a resort near her hometown, she realized that the North Korean regime had been lying to its people. She fled North Korea in search for freedom, departing in a dramatic escape. Whereas about 30,000 North Korean refugees have escaped to South Korea, Cherie is one of only about 200 North Korean refugees to immigrate directly to the United States. Based on her life in and escape from North Korea, she shares her harrowing journey in search of freedom.
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