Dom Phanchanh was born on December 13, 1965 in Sayaboury, Laos to her father Mieng Kala and her mother Pong Kala. In 1982, she married the love of her life, Sert. Surrounded by war and corruption, Dom and her family fled Laos to take refuge at the Ban Nam Yao refugee camp in Thailand and later moved on to Ban Vinai. It was during her time at camp that she was introduced to God and taught about the greatness of His salvation. A new journey awaited Dom and her family in the United States where they settled in Santa Rosa, California in 1987. Although she faced a plethora of hardships, the Lord blessed Dom with four sons: Yai, Scott, Johnny, and Marky and five granddaughters: Sophie, Sadie, Aurora, Stephanie, and Aila. Dom first came face-to-face with her health battle in 2007 when she became ill with pneumonia. This became pertinent to the chronic health issues that would affect the rest of her life. With complete understanding of her condition’s severity and with each day that passed by, her faith in God only grew stronger. In 2015, Dom and her family received news that she would need a lung transplant. Then, two years later, a heart transplant as well. Even through her toughest battles, Dom’s faith in the Lord could not be shaken. An opportunity of a lifetime arose on April 6th, when God gave her the long-awaited transplants she had been praying for. For those who might not have known, this champion made it through the operations. Very much so that she was able to open her eyes and see her husband and children by her side just like she had promised them. On May 2, 2021, with the promise of eternal life where there would be no more suffering, the Lord opened the gates and called Dom home to Him. Dom was the backbone to our family. Her spirit lives on in all of us as we are reminded of her kindness, her selflessness, her courage, her wisdom, and her devotion to God.