He was a college senior when he started saving for a down payment on a house. Just this fact alone makes Michael Luangrath an anomaly among millennials, but he wasn't doing it for himself. The house was going to be a gift for his mother, Daovanh, a cancer survivor.
Mounting hospital bills had forced Daovanh Luangrath -- a shop owner who pulled 13-hour shifts throughout her son's life -- to downsize their Las Vegas home after her son left for college. When Michael Luangrath (pictured at left) arrived at their new home for the first time, he said his heart sank. "Everything my mom worked for -- all that work -- just came tumbling down," he said. That's when he decided that he would buy her a house.
Six year later, and just in time for Mother's Day, Michael was able to deliver on his secret promise.
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