Legacy Project: Daniel Chung

Category: Legacy Project, Original Video, Video


When Daniel Chung found himself surrounded by eight soldiers on the border of North Korea and China, he knew he had to figure his own way out somehow. This wasn’t an unfamiliar concept to him, as it’s been a reoccurring theme in his life – finding his own way from a young age as his immigrant parents were unable to help.

Growing up in Indianapolis, Daniel quickly realized the challenges a minority faced in society as he struggled in school and experienced bullying from his classmates. Reflecting on the struggles he’s faced on his own has driven him to help others with less fortunate circumstances. Daniel is now the co-founder of Crossing Borders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping North Korean defectors living in China.