Tyler

(Song Zhan Li)

Date of Birth: 04/03/2007

Tyler is Emma’s younger brother. Tyler’s father committed suicide by drinking poison, and his mother suffered a mental breakdown and ran away. The children were taken to live with their grandmother, who was very poor, and worked in the field to try and earn money to feed the kids. Tyler’s grandmother would lock them in the mud house, alone, all day while she would go out and work. Emma, a child herself, had to care for her infant brother. We took Emma into our home in April of 2010. We were able to welcome Tyler into our home in September of 2012.