Shane’s mother suffered with severe mental illness and ended up leaving the family. His father soon followed suit, leaving Shane and his little brother in the care of their infirm grandparents. The family had little more than a small, rocky field in which to plant potatoes for their sustenance. Shane is a bright youngster with good Mandarin pronunciation. This is quite amazing considering that people from his area typically have a very heavy accent. He is soft-spoken, thoughtful and always considerate of others!