Don Saunders

My entire life I have been kept from reading books for a very powerful reason. I was not to be influenced by any other written knowledge until my knowledge in it’s pure and genuine form arrived to me on November 17, 2009 @ 6:24 AM.

I read all the time since my experience but only significant parts of books, the parts that I am suppose to read to affirm the knowledge and Insights that arrived to me.

When I was around 8 years old I read the story of Babe Ruth a totally insignificant story. It was however the first and last book I read cover to cover.

Today, I completed your book, the first book I have read cover to cover since age 8, even though I have a college education. I was drawn to your story and once I got there I could not turn back.

I found my eyes tearing throughout the book.

It was especially powerful to me as I looked into the message that was much deeper than many will see.
We must stop war, we must show compassion for everyone and we must help those that need our help.

Thank you for sharing your story with me. It was part of my training and I did not miss the message. I will be proud to share the stage with you someday soon
You are a special person, a survivor and a teacher

Cathy Steen

I started to read your book on my flight home to Maui. Even though I was tired I couldn’t put the book down. The first chapter really got my attention. Just the thought of losing one of my brothers brings tears to my eyes, and the way you lost yours was so tragic. Once back home I continued to read, and read, and read. Every time I reached towards your book I would be filled with heavy emotion, my eyes would well with tears remembering what I had already read. Still, I continued. I needed to get to what I hoped would be a happy ending.

The thing is from reading your story I learned that many times the road to happiness is filled with so many twists and turns that you wonder if you can go on. One night after reading more of your story, I had a dream that we were being bombed. I could see the bullets coming towards us. It lasted for about 30 seconds. I woke up with my heart pounding and out of breath. I had just experienced but a small fraction of what you went through for years. Yet, what I went through was only a dream. Aimmee, you mention throughout your book how you cried out to God. How you prayed, and prayed, when you were alone. It’s obvious to me that He heard your prayers. I believe that God always answers our prayers. I also believe that God gives us free choice and with these choices come consequences. Countries around the world make choices that affect their people in terrible ways. So many innocent people die as a result of these choices. God spared your life for a reason. You have been through so much, yet you never gave up. It may have taken you awhile to get where you are today but because of this you are stronger and more knowledgeable about the things of this world. Now you can use all of this to encourage and inspire people not to give up on themselves and especially not to give up on God. Like you say, everyone has a story. Everyone can use their story to help others. I pray that you take your book (your life) and use it for God’s Honor and Glory. If you do this, You and your family will be blessed, blessed, blessed, for that is His promise. Thank you for your time. I hope to meet you some day. God Bless.

Paul A Williams

A story of Tears and of Hope, A riveting tale that leads the reader through war, death, injustice, tragedy, obstacles, abuse and darkness to a final destination of triumph. How much can one young girl endure and still find hope? This book is not only inspiring, but sobering. It’s a story that pricks the conscience, delves the soul, strengthens the spirit, and touches the heart.

Maral Kaprielian

Hi my name is Maral Kaprielian. I am writing this letter as testimony to my dear friend who I think of like a sister, Aimmee Kodachian. When I started reading her book “Tears of Hope” I went 30 years back when her father which is my dads relative came to my dad asking him for help during the Lebanese civil war. When I met Aimmee, she was about 13 years old. She was a tall beautiful girl. She had a sad pale face. Aimmee has lived a very difficult life, but not without a purpose. I was there for her as much as I could be . When she got married I was her maid of honor. I thought her life would get better, but when I witnessed her new life “Chapter 5″ My heart dropped I was shocked at how she was being treated and that was just the beginning of her long harsh life. I am so happy she came through those days and her life has changed, she truly is a special woman through her courage and perseverance it is truly an inspiration for so many of us .

Pastor Danny Hand

Tears of Hope deals with the reality of extraordinary challenges. This is a story about someone who faced severe adversity and tragedy, yet did not allow those experiences to dictate a course of failure. Instead, Aimmee held on to her hope and dreams to overcome her struggles and create a life of success and triumph!

Daphne Gastis

Hi my name is Daphne. Last night I sat and read your book until 3:00am. The way you were treated as a young teenager opened a floodgate of memories. I believe if war was necessary it would be easier to swallow, but none of what you described served any purpose other than vanity, jealousy, greed and anger. Thank you for your lovely story of faith and hope. Thank you also for doing the thing you feared most…finding an audience with your writing.

AnneMarie Ortega

Hi. My name is Anne. I read your book and could not put it down. What a tremendous story. You are a woman of such great strength – I admire you and what you have endured during the years. Yours is a book everyone should read. It touched my soul and somehow I could feel your pain and anguish. At times, it brought tears to my eyes – you are truly an INSPIRATION TO ALL WOMAN

Sarin K.

I don’t like to read, but for some reason I couldn’t put this book down, as cliché as it sounds. To know that someone overcame all these things, and came out a brave and strong woman, is more than just inspirational. She covers many topics from dyslexia to the crises in the middle east, to abuse, love, hate, disrespect, family, life, death and everything in between. She’s experienced everything with no stability, no luxury, no happiness. The book helps you see how much you take your own life for granted. I loved every single page of it. It shows you the importance of family, the importance of being able to rely on yourself and no one else. It’s about strength, sacrifice, and love. I’d recommend it everyone and anyone.

Danielle J Duperret

Aimmee’s book is truly inspiring and needs to be shared. For too long, the horrors of war and abuse have been hidden or mitigated for the benefits of the perpetrators, leaving the victims in shame and perplexity. It took great courage to speak up, especially coming from a Middle Eastern culture. Aimmee has done so beautifully in her book ‘Tears of Hope’, showing the devastation brought about by events beyond her control, yet with an unshakable hope she can now share with others. Through her book, we realize that it is possible to overcome life’s greatest challenges, and move out of hopelessness into a truly empowered life.

Dr. Fred Simkovsky

Tears of Hope -Unbelievably motivating and inspiring.
I, Dr. Fred (DocFred) Simkovsky, as a certified master life and career coach, award winning host of Vision of Success Talk Radio on the AWOP/AMOP network, Raven International Media Productions, listened to by over 3.5 million people and growing in 128 countries, who has guided over 1,000+ individuals in 6 countries in the last 15 years alone, don’t read absolutely every book, in their entirety, that people send to me. But, “ Tears of Hope” by Aimmee Kodachian is that rare read you can’t put down!