In desperation, Quan’s mother Hoa brought him to Hope Therapy Center in 2020. Then seven years old, Quan had learning difficulties resulting in poor academic progress and a host of behavioral problems. Ignored by her husband and constantly criticized by the in-laws the family lived with, Hoa was overwhelmed with feelings of failure and fear for her son. Teachers at a local learning center gave scant comfort or encouragement. Week after week, Quan grew more frustrated, uncooperative, and wild. Hoa despaired of his angry outbursts and the barrage of belittling disapproval at home. When her friend told her about Hope Therapy Center, Hoa was hanging onto hope by a thread. She mustered the courage to try one more time, despite the hour-long motorbike drive to the center.