Andrew’s childhood began with such hope. When he was two, the Suh's immigrated from Seoul, South Korea to Chicago. Being male, Andrew was the golden child while his older sister, Catherine, was slighted. As a highly attractive teenager, Catherine rebelled and quickly learned to manipulate men. Her “old world” father, Ronald, a former military officer, considered her promiscuous. To save the “family’s honor,” he poured gas over them to set the two on fire. (Thankfully, her mother, Elizabeth, interceded but the die was cast.)
A few years later, Ronald was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Andrew, 10, stayed by his father’s side at the hospital. He even tied a string to his wrist so that Ronald could wake him at any moment.