Baltimore Mom Made Famous for Slapping Son During Riots Is Now Homeless

by admin | August 16, 2016 7:24 pm

A mom made famous for smacking her son during the Baltimore riots is now homeless.

After video of Toya Graham striking her son went viral in 2015, even Oprah called the mom to express her approval. “I understand what single moms go through”, said Oprah.

Now Graham needs Oprah’s help after that same son, 17-year-old Michael, accidentally set the family’s home on fire while frying chicken, WBFF [1]reports.

“I had stepped away to the bathroom real quick,” said Michael. “When I got back, there was smoke and fire coming from the pan.”

 

Baltimore Mom Made Famous for Slapping Son During Riots Is Now Homeless

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Michael, home alone, then threw water on the grease fire, which made it worse.

Now the single mother of five children and one granddaughter is homeless.

“I’m not blaming Michael,” Graham said. “But I’m angry.”

 Graham also admitted that she’s growing weary of the challenges being thrown her way.”I’m tired of the struggle, I feel broken,” she said. “You try to hold on because you try to do everything, you try to be strong for your children. You try, but this is a lot.”

The family has a GoFundMe set up to take donations. [2]

Endnotes:
  1. WBFF : http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/mother-made-famous-in-baltimore-riots-seeks-help-after-fire-destroys-home
  2. GoFundMe set up to take donations. : https://www.gofundme.com/2jyjz9bs

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