Mom Spares Herself to Save Family
By: Hannah Oliver and Abbey Brantley
A Family Torn Apart Just For Money
In this traumatizing story, Maria, mother of four, was in need of desperate help for money and food so her children could survive. After meeting a total stranger who said he would give her $500,000 she has to choose between giving up herself to this man or her oldest daughter, Kayla. She chose to sacrifice herself and Kayla received the money and had to take care of her younger siblings.
This is where Maria's family lives. This one bedroom home is located in Harlem.
This is the tool shop where Maria and the strange man met to discuss the trade.
Police asked Kayla what the man looked like and this is what she described.
Now that the kids are alone Kayla has looked back on this tragic experience. She told reporters, "My mom was willing to do anything just so she could keep our family safe and I'm sure that any other moms or dads would do the same."