This was a rather touching story as Julie describes in detail the difficulties Ngoc Lan had to endure during this trip due to the advanced stages of multiple sclerosis. This was also the time when Ngoc Lan's eye sight was starting to fail. Julie recalls seeing Ngoc Lan in tears after being interviewed by a radio program during the morning prior to the taping of the show. Apparently, the interview had entailed questions asked to Ngoc Lan about her health. It was really disheartening to read about Ngoc Lan's struggles.