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Producer: Kainaz Amaria
Videography: Kainaz Amaria
Photography: Nicole Cheng, Kainaz Amaria
Editing: Kainaz Amaria


Raising Shayla

Shayla, 9, is a typical girl who loves watching TV, playing with her friends and going to the park. When Shayla was younger, her mother, Christy, 26, was not there to raise her. Since then, she has been living with her grandmother, Shirley, 68. After her return, Christy realized that her bond with her daughter was not as strong as she had hoped. Through it all, daughter, mother and grandmother lean on each other as they continue to face life's challenges.
Editor's note: The family's last name has been withheld at their request.