Tung came to Promise House as a hungry 7-year-old. His father’s chronic lung disease prevented him from working and Tung’s mother could not earn enough money to feed Tung and his two siblings. Scared and alone, Tung kept to himself. The neglect and need of his young life had taken a toll. Unable to read or write, he spent two years in the first grade. Tung thought he was “dumb” and that he would never “be smart” or succeed at school like other kids. As he grew he turned more and more to video games on the computer. Many days, he skipped school to go to internet cafes where he could get lost in one game after another.