Phon Yang changed from what she learned in the movie A Girl Who Spelled Freedom. At first she was trying to get her kids out of Cambodia and into a refugee camp in Thailand. She got a flight to America where she was paired up with the Thrashes, a family who wanted to help protect one of the refugee families. The Thrashes took Phon and her six kids to the doctor, and he had to give them lots of medicine especially the youngest. She didn’t like it when the Thrashes tried to give the youngest kid medicine, and she tried to hoard the food given to them because she didn’t realize there was plenty of it. She changed because she learned to trust and allow other people to help her.