Li Cunxin was born in a small town in the country of China called Qingdao, a very poverty stricken place where most people know everyone. There was always barley enough to eat and had very confined spaces. Li Cunxin grew up with his six brothers and his mom, who is called naing a sweet, loving and affectionate lady, and his dad, who is called dia and hard working, brave, and kind man. Li was the second to youngest child in a family of eight and grew up in a small home, filled with love, where he shared a bed with his little brother and his mom and dad. His siblings and him played with whatever they could find and went on many adventures. He had several near death experiences before the age of ten, like almost drowning in a river and getting shot at by guards when he tried to steal coal from the old abandoned railroad station. Li's rough childhood caused him to greatly appreciate everything that came his way.