“With tears pooling in her eyes, Aliyah, 11, records a message of love to her mom who won’t be home for Mother’s Day.
“‘I miss your smile and I miss how you used to always say funny things on Facebook and post it,’ Aliyah says, staring into the camera. ‘I miss how you used to walk…’ Then Aliyah’s voice breaks, the pain of separation too much to bear. Head in her hands, she says: ‘I can’t do it.'”