Mary is 18 years old and lives in Los Angeles, Calif. with her two year old son and her mom. Her mother has become over protective since the drowning of Mary’s older sister, and her coddling has driven them apart. After Mary’s parents divorced, life, as well as school, became a problem for her, and she got kicked out of high school. Mary has learned that being a mother is not easy but she used to have help from her son’s father until he was incarcerated. She would like to one day become a lawyer so that she can help others.