“This is Lisa Marie and myself at a hospital in Budapest, and I saw this little kid, his name was Farkas. He was very sick, he was green in the face, but he had this, this glow and this sparkle in his eye. I asked this nurse, ‘What’s wrong with this kid?’. She said that he needs a liver, so I said, ‘Does that mean he’s gonna die?’. She said ‘Yes, he’s gonna die, unless he gets a liver.’ I said ‘I’m not gonna let him die, this sweet sweet angel. No matter what it takes, I’m gonna find a liver for him.’
So I sent my organization around the world, we went all over the place. It took a long time and I said ‘I’m not giving up, I’m not gonna have this child die.’ I was so happy when I got a phone call, they told me that we found a liver. And, he has his life, and I’m so proud that I could help him.”
On June 11th 1963, Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered himself in gasoline and He then ignited a match, and set himself on fire. Đức burned to death in a matter of minutes, and he was immortalized in a famous photograph taken by a reporter who was in Vietnam in order to photograph the war. All those who saw this spectacle were taken by the fact that Duc did not make a sound while burning to death. Đức was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion.