One thing that you may not know is that my husband, the proud US solider, is not originally from the US at all. His family immigrated here 22 years ago. In honor of Independence Day, they joined me in the studio to share their story.

Family at an airport in Romania

Ciobanu Family, circa 1996, at an airport in Romania, preparing to emigrate to America. Pictured from left: Ligia Capalnas, Gina Ciobanu, Emilia Ciobanu, Silviu Ciobanu, Adrian Ciobanu, Cornel Ciobanu, Eddy Ciobanu.

Ciobanu interview – part 1 (life left behind, why leave)

Ciobanu interview – part 2 (doubts about leaving)

Ciobanu interview – part 3 (kids talk about what they remember of Romania)

Ciobanu interview – part 4 (the challenges in leaving)

Ciobanu interview – part 5 (arriving in America)

Ciobanu interview – part 6 (staying positive)

Ciobanu interview – part 7 (kids talk about the opportunities they’ve been given in America)

Ciobanu interview – part 8 (kids talk about the legacy their parents left)

Ciobanu interview – part 9 (advice for anyone facing a leap of faith)

 

 

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