Up until the age of three, he was living in South Korea. He was then adopted by an American family that lived in a small town called Lebanon, Missouri. The town had about 8,000 residents living there when he first arrived. “They were Mormons and they were strict,” he said in describing the family that adopted him.
The 47 year old man told me that he lived in Lebanon up until his 18th birthday, when he was kicked out of the home. “I never graduated,” he told me when talking about high school.
Today, he lives on the streets of Nashville collecting aluminum cans for cash. He makes about .44-cents per pound, which is enough for food to eat. He is currently living on the covered sidewalk of a closed down business.