Darin and Trina felt Tyler was old enough to have some understanding of what happened. Tyler’s biggest concerns were his toys, particularly his Thomas the Train toys. In time, through donations, all of those toys were replaced. Jackson, meanwhile, didn’t understand, but it affected him enough that he began calling their home the “broken house.”
That broken house is about a month away from being finished, and the Chin-Aleong’s will never forget what they’ve been through and who helped them through it.
“I guess like anything else, whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger,” Trina said. “It sounds so cliche, but you know clearly if you can get through this, you can get through just about anything.”