Meytal Barak, July 19, 2021
Published in EdNC
Elias was just a few weeks old when I first met him and his mother Mariana in 2016. Mariana’s schedule has always been a balancing act: a full-time student, who also works full time — all while raising her beloved son as a single parent. Over the years, Mariana and Elias have weathered their share of challenges, from short stints of homelessness to health scares.