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Lifetime Network Presents Queena’s Inspirational Story

Queena Phu’s life story was a recent episode of Lifetime’s #TextMeWhenYouGetHome series. The documentary aired August 15 and can be viewed on the Lifetime app, Hulu Live on demand, and is available to rent on Amazon.

Our community knows both the tragic and heroic stories of Queena Phu. Years later, after its tragic history, Phu continues to thrive.

“Although Queena had to stay home for a long time as a precaution during the pandemic, she still maintained most of her therapy schedule,” said her mother, Vanna Nguyen. “She worked as hard as ever. She smiles during most of her home therapy visits and sessions at the Stay in Step Recovery Center.

Phu’s Life Story was a recent episode on Lifetime’s #TextMeWhenYouGetHome series. The documentary aired August 15 and can be viewed on the Lifetime app, Hulu Live on demand, and is available to rent on Amazon.

“In February, we received contact from AMS Pictures through our contact form on the Queena website,” Vanna said. “They had researched stories of abused women so they could tell their story in their own words and found Queena’s story and blog while doing their research. We filmed the interviews on March 9 and the show was released on August 15 this year.

Since the 2008 attack, Phu’s cognitive impairment due to his head trauma has made it harder for Phu to express his thoughts in an organized way.

“For 14 years, she has been expressing her thoughts and feelings through facial expressions, tone of voice and body language,” Nguyen said. “She has struggled to modulate self-control and self-awareness, and as a result can sometimes react impulsively in social situations. She’s always been a more reserved person, even before the attack, so being in the limelight and having so much personal information shared has been difficult for her.

According to Nguyen, Phu never liked her life story to be in the media again and again, but this year Phu started to learn to be proud of herself.

“We hope this documentary will reach people around the world, raising awareness about security and self-defense,” Nguyen said. “We hope Queena’s story will touch people who have been through traumatic or very low times in their lives and show them that you can change your life if you never give up.”

If you want to know more about Phu, you can visit his website at www.joinqueena.com.