Abe George is a first-generation American, whose parents grew up in India in poverty. His parents came to the United States in the 1970’s because they, like countless other immigrants before them, wanted their children to have a better life. His parents were the first in their respective families not only to make it past middle school, but to become college graduates. His parents both worked at Coney Island Hospital, his mother as a nurse for more than thirty years, and his late father as a Hospital Care Investigator for almost two decades. His parents first settled in East New York; through hard work and savings, they were able to purchase a home in Sheepshead Bay, blocks away from the neighborhoods of Gravesend and Coney Island, where Abe spent most of his childhood.