You might not remember the name, Toya Graham. but you remember the images all through the media of the Baltimore mother who went after her son for participating in the uprising after
But, you may remember the images all through the media two years ago of the Baltimore mother who went after her son for participating in the Baltimore uprising after the death of Freddie Gray.
While some folks criticised the mother of five for going upside her son’s head, the rest applauded her for hr discipline. Graham said that she was just trying to protect her son in a few media appearances following that tense moment caught on film.
This time, Graham and her son is in the news, but not for what happened then. Graham and her five children are currently homeless, due to a fire that started in the kitchen. According to Fox Baltimore, her son, Michael, was cooking chicken tenders. He left the tenders cooking to go to the bathroom, and when he came back “smoke and fire was coming from the pan”. Michael, who was home alone at the time, said he threw water on the grease fire, which made the blaze worse. He called 911, and no one was hurt in the incident. However, the situation has created new trouble for the family. “I’m not blaming Michael,” Toya said. “But I’m angry.”
Toya had no renter’s insurance, she said. The ordeal has moved her to tears.”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.”
Michael said he regrets being unable to stop the fire. “I should have been more careful when I was cooking,” he said. “Now, it’s like, what we’re going to do now?”
Michael, now 17, is the same kid that Mom had to go snatch up during that hectic day in Baltimore City.
Numerous people have reached out with offers of help for the family. Graham has set up a GoFundMe page for donations.