My 'why' of creating Community 75 is to give back the blessings God has given our family. Through hardships and perseverance, our family was able to live the American dream as first-generation immigrants escaping communism. Being raised by my oldest sister without parents allowed me to create my own family within the community. There were moments I thought would break me, from losing my mother as a child, left for dead at the age of two and coming to American chasing a family who didn't want me. Being denied $75 for college books was my moment of hopelessness. Unable to pay for my books, I was ready to drop out of school but God had other plans. The next day at work, I received a one hundred dollar tip in a white envelope. I went from a $75 breaking point moment into a turning point moment in achieving the American success story.
Later, I went on to be the first in my family to receive a college education and worked for one of the top fortune 500 companies, Microsoft. There at Microsoft, I helped develop some of the most innovative products that has contributed to the betterment of society. To honor God and my late mothers ultimate sacrifice of not making it to America and losing her shop, this is my way to help those with their turning point moment.
My hope for Community 75 is to create a family of fellowship that I longed for with others. By sharing common goals to spread God's message and sow his seeds, together we can help those in need to overcome their moment of hopelessness. By creating Dee’s Hope, scholarships and grants will be given in honor of my mother's sacrifice to ensure her legacy will live on in the lives we have impacted.
The picture on the right is my mother Dee, which means "Good" in Thai. I used to be sad of having only one photo of her, but now I am blessed to have this one photo. God works in ways we may not understand but he will never abandon us.
My mother Dee, which means "Good" in Thai.