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From Rice to Grits: The Motivational Story of Jason Robertson.

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Jason was one of thousands of orphans airlifted out of Vietnam to America during the Vietnam War. His orphanage was located in Saigon and run by Vietnamese woman named Madame Ngai, who often found children lying on the street next to their parents who were dead. He was later rescued by an American woman named Betty Tisdale who orchestrated the largest single airlift from one orphanage in history. He was adopted by a family that resided in a rural Alabama. This is where he derived the quote “from