Senator Tina Maharath shares about the physical abuse by the hands of her father, what life was like without her mom and two brothers after they were killed in a car accident and living with depression. It has not been an easy journey for her. When she ran for office, the odds were stacked against her, this Laotian American girl, the daughter of refugees, won the hearts of the people. Today, Senator Maharath is the first Asian-American state senator in Ohio, and the first Asian-American woman in the General Assembly. She is a force to be reckoned with and her story will both break your heart and make you smile. It’s one of those narratives that you won’t forget.