Since ABC2 news filmed her pulling her son out of the crowd as they were confronting police, Toya Graham has been called Mom of the Year. Among pundits, she also stirred up debate about whether it was appropriate to hit her son.
Back in Baltimore, however, Graham said that day-to-day reality of street crime continues for the single mother and her 16-year-old son, Michael.
“We’re struggling,” Graham told CBS’ crew. “We’re struggling, we’re just trying to make sure we keep food on our table for our children, keep them out harm’s way, keep them out of danger.”
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