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Mom Knows Best: Eddie Lacy

In order to locate the town of Geismar, La., one would need to squint when looking at a road map. It's located on the Miss. River about a 40 minute drive south of Baton Rouge and an hour drive east to New Orleans. In 2005 after the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina, Wanda Lacy and her family had to move from their New Orleans area home in Gretna.

Mrs. Lacy tried to keep her high school freshman son, Eddie, enrolled in school, but there were not enough certified teachers to properly run the high school Eddie was attending. With the city in disarray, a move for the Lacy family was imminent. "We moved to the Baton Rouge area thanks to the 'share your home' plan set up for Katrina victims," says Mrs. Lacy. "We had to find jobs...

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