The family of Kiki Vo used to live in Vietnam. She and her family had a horrific fire years ago. It burned three of five sisters and took the life of their mother. The father with his girls moved to the USA to help his daughters receive necessary treatment. He died last November leaving his girls in the care of community guardians.
In this 2006 photograph, Chu Vo poses with his five daughters during a family photo shoot paid for by The Sacramento Bee's Book of Dreams at Negro Bar. Chu Vo died of lung cancer last November leaving the five girls behind.
Kiki Vo does her homework in her Sacramento home Wednesday. She was recently accepted to UC Berkeley but has no idea how she will fund her education.
Kiki Vo does her homework in her Sacramento home Wednesday with her guardian, Stacia Leal, playing with the dog and her sister, Nhi, 17, looking through her backpack in the background. The five sisters are now living with two different families.
Kiki Vo talks to her friend about getting accepted to UC Berkeley at the Boys and Girls Club Teichert Branch after volunteering Wednesday.
Kiki Vo, hugs Rachel Simpson, 17, of Carmichael after volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club Teichert Branch Wednesday. They both lead a program for kids called S.A.F.A. which stands for Safety and Fitness Academy. Today the led a aerobic hip-hop class. Vo says that volunteering helps her to stop focussing on her own problems.
Kiki Vo helps Alyssa Rusu, 9, learn some dance steps at the Boys & Girls Club.
Kiki Vo laughs as her friend, Sheridan O'Neal, 19, of Sacramento dances with her after volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club.
Kiki Vo, right, and her sister, Nhi Vo, 17, talk while Kiki does homework in her Sacramento home Wednesday.
Kiki Vo models her prom dress in her Sacramento home Wednesday. She will attend the prom on Saturday and is running for royalty.
In this 2006 file photo, the Vo family gets professional family portraits taken at Negro Bar. The Sacramento Bee's Book of Dreams readers provided the family, who lost all their photos in a fire years ago, with the photo session.
In this 2006 file photograph Lisa Jesse, a photographer from Folsom, shows a sneak peak of the pictures taken of the Vo family during their photo shoot at Negro Bar.
In this 2006 photo the Vo family girls study in their Sacramento home with the father, Chu in the background. Success in school is highly prized in the family.
Kiki Vo goes to dinner at Tower Cafe with date, Brent Tam, 16, of Elk Grove before attending her senior prom Saturday.
Kiki Vo poses for pictures at Tower Cafe before attending her senior prom Saturday.