The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Character Descriptions

Anne Fadiman
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Lia Lee

This individual is the fourteenth child of Hmong immigrants, and the first of her family to be born in America.

Foua and Nao Kao Lee

The parents of the girl which this story is named after. Ensuring their children's safety is what motivates them to leave their homeland. They are justifiably skeptical of American medicine and cling to their Hmong belief system.

Neil Ernst and Peggy Philp

This husband and wife team oversee the care of a young girl with epilepsy. They head the pediatric residency program at Merced Community Medical Center.

Jeanine Hilt

This individual is the CPS caseworker assigned to work with the main character during her time in foster care. This person's death is especially difficult for those who trusted and loved her.

Drs. Hutchinson and Kopacz

This doctor is on call on the night that the girl which the story focuses on...

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