Vincent and Carolyn are the epitome of the American dream. After gallantly serving in the United States Army, Vincent returned home to the Bay Area. He found a career he was passionate about as an automobile technician at Anderson Honda in Palo Alto. Vincent fell in love, married his sweetheart, and together they bought their dream home in San Jose, California.
During the financial crisis of 2008, Vincent and Carolyn found themselves behind on their mortgage, and simultaneously Vincent was diagnosed with colon cancer. Shortly thereafter, he was also diagnosed with liver cancer. Throughout the financial stress, he battled both cancers and fortunately recovered. However, tragically in 2015 he suffered a stroke which affected the left side of his body leaving him to rely on a wheelchair and making Carolyn his sole caregiver.