MPW.67 / 2015 Making Good on Motherhood by Daniel Brenner
Daniel Brenner Littleton, Colo.
Team Chapnick

Story Summary

The bonds of motherhood are strong on the 544 lot of the Perryville Mobile Home Park. Krista Downey is a blue-haired teenage mother. She works the early morning shift at the Gilster-Mary Lee factory, leaving behind her one-year-old daughter to be cared for by Krista’s mother, Bridget Sticht. The grandma of the family is an inspiring, perpetually smiling woman diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

Their worlds are separated by thin walls and generational gaps, but they are still dependent and caring for each other.