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The story of Yak Girl

At age seven, Dorje Dolma was living in one of the most remote places in the world, protecting her family’s goats and sheep from wolves and snow leopards. By age 10, she was facing a life-threatening condition and would encounter an American woman, with Boston College ties, who would change the course of her life. Dolma recounts her amazing childhood and journey to America in her new memoir, Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal (Sentient Publications, 2018). The book’s foreword is written by former Boston College soccer player Jennifer Cleary, whose writes that her life was changed “in the most profound of ways” after she met Dorje. Read more from BC News.