This is a story about how one family is made and then remade. It begins in 1993. Mike Checuga was 24 years old and single, making fistfuls of money selling real estate. Mike was working such long hours – and thinking only about making money – that one day his boss tells him, demands, really, that he take a day off each week and volunteer somewhere, maybe at the orphanage Mike knew about through his church. So he did. That’s where he met Victor, a 9-year-old boy who was drawn to Mike – and Mike to him.