You can participate in the campaign by checking out the SCARSRSEXY website, like our Facebook page, find a SCARS R SEXY t-shirt in your area to sign, and tell your friends to do the same thing!
In the meantime, please watch and read the amazing story of Live Wright's founder, Milly Xu, who has endured a lifetime of scars, yet lives every day with a full and healed heart. She is truly a strong woman of honor, love and humility, and we are proud to have her as our guiding star.
"I will never have a chance to thank them in person. So I use Live Wright Society as my opportunity to treat others as my angels treated me. It is my small way of honoring their kindness and selflessness"
In 1947, Milly Xu was born in Shanghai, China.
In 1966, during the Cultural Revolution, to save her parents the grief of losing their only son, Milly volunteered to replace her brother as one of the thousands of youth Chairman Mao mandated to work as peasants in the countryside for the rest of their lives. After eight years of torture and hard-labor in the rice fields, Milly caught a severe case of Rheumatic fever and had three heart attacks. The labor camp did not want a death on their hands, so she was sent away, barely conscious, in a cart pulled by a donkey.
“Somehow, I made the 10 days by bus, 3 days by train journey back to Shanghai. But I never would have survived without the benevolence of six strangers along the way. They fed me, they carried me on their backs to catch the bus, they slipped me what probably was their life savings, so that I could buy a train ticket home,” recounts Xu. “I truly believe they were my angels, but I still don’t know who they are to this day. I will never have a chance to thank them in person. So I use Live Wright Society as my opportunity to treat others as my angels treated me. It is my small way of honoring their kindness and selflessness,” Milly said.
In 1987, Milly moved to the States, with two suitcases, only $10 in her pocket, and her three-year old daughter, Jenny. At age 40, she fully embraced American culture and taught herself to read, write and speak
“I had already been through so many hardships before even moving to this country. But I never became bitter, and it saved my life. Jenny also saved my life, because she gave me purpose,” said Xu. “I worked my way up from being a caretaker and housekeeper to managing the records department at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, the largest law firm in D.C. I didn’t care how hard the work was this time around, because I had a daughter to raise. My gratitude for having survived what I did, pushed me to take every opportunity I could to build a better life for us.”
In 2007, Milly and Jenny started Live Wright Society, a nonprofit that uses music, art, film and literature to raise awareness for the following six causes: Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s/Colitis, Aging Out of Foster Care, Organ Transplant & Donation, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Music Brings (Healing and Hope). They spent 2011 filming a documentary, to capture the inspirational stories of North Texas citizens who stand behind these causes.
“The biggest lesson I have learned in my 64 years is how to love and trust myself first, making me then able to love and help others. That's the spirit behind Live Wright. I have passed this on to Jenny, and she has grown into a confident, well-rounded young lady. Together we share a passion for music, the arts and Paying It Forward. And now we are ready to share it with the world."