TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Channing Riley fled abuse when given the chance. She took her daughters, 5 and 7, but not the car which was not in her name. From a women’s shelter in St. Petersburg, they walked.
They learned to avoid roads with stray dogs after Riley was bitten. They saw how a missing bus could derail an entire day. The girl once passed out in the heat while rushing to school so Riley could get back in time to catch a bus to work in Seminole.