Video posted on March 28, 2016 at 6:00 am CST

In the midst of the 2008 economic crisis, these second generation immigrants gave up their jobs and risked all their savings to chase the dream of opening a restaurant. Not realizing how much they didn’t know about the industry, Tim and Joey Ma were one day from going bankrupt when they found out they were pregnant with their first child. A combination of hard work, luck, and the support of others helped turn things around. Seven years later they have three children and three successful restaurants, and he has been recognized as one of the top chefs in Washington, D.C.