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An African-American student at Rio Linda High School is stretched thin to maintain his GPA, keep his scholarship to UC Davis, and hold down his job at Jimboy’s Tacos, but the situation turns from hard to hurtful when his single mother becomes wheelchair bound in a drunk driving accident and she crawls into a bottle.

In his last year at Rio Linda High, an African-American student, Jalen, struggles to maintain his perfect GPA, keep his scholarship to UC Davis, and hold down a part time job.

But after a drunken car accident leaves his mother Alexis wheelchair bound, her recreational drinking turns into a full time problem.

Jalen’s daily struggle is to cut through his mother’s loneliness, self-destruction and incoherence.

Now with Christmas looming, he must motivate his mom to take control of her drinking before she harms herself further and sabotages Jalen’s chances to break free and lead a better life.

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