Tammy’s given name is Tam, which means “heart” in Vietnamese.
“Not the physical heart, but the heart that resides in a being,” explained his dad, Tien. “I chose it because I felt like he would be somebody who will understand people’s hearts well.”
Over the summer of 2017, Tammy persistently experienced headaches and nausea. “It was getting to the point where we were going to our family doctor and then the ER, and everybody was dismissing it as a stomach virus,” remembered Tien.