Nam fled his home of Saigon in 1975, at the young age of 21 as the Vietnam War came to an end. Nam struggled to find work and stable housing in the United States, leading to an even larger struggle - mental illness.
Now a single mom with four children and a grandson on the way, Yvonne needed to get out of the drug-ridden neighborhood of Mayfield and into a safe community for her family. However, it was nearly impossible to find a new home she could afford on her salary alone.
These two brothers were only teenagers in High School when they became linguists for the United States Army. After it became too dangerous for them to remain in their birthplace and home, Afghanistan, both Saifullah and Fnu were brought to the U.S. as refugees.