Who's That Lady? Found Her!!!

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UPDATE: Friday, May 1, 2015, 2pm EST

Who's That Lady?  We Found Her!  Her name is Ms. Toya Graham

Transparency: We knew this was very important, which is why we contacted the Baltimore TV station immediately (before the first donation was made) and provided our contact information and requested help with identifying and locating the mother.  They helped us reach out to the daughter, but we did not get to speak to the mom until she returned from New York City, where she had appeared to do multiple news interviews.

Friday's Update (May 1, 2015):  Yesterday, we were finally able to speak to this Lady/Mom, after being in touch with her daughter for a couple of days.  She has the link and can read your loving messages and continue to monitor the progress here so that she can receive 100% of the proceeds.  (See her video recorded message (above) after she was stunned to see the amount of support on this page.)  Her 'Thank You' message is based on those who have supported this effort, based on the story from WMAR TV in Baltimore:  http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/toya-graham-mom-who-beat-son-at-baltimore-protests-speaks-with-abc2

This is the ONE and ONLY OFFICIAL Online Fundraiser for this mom, who made national headlines this week for searching for and finding her son to bring him safely home in the midst of unrest in Baltimore on this past Tuesday, involving several young people (while, at the same time, standing in front of police to help shield them from rocks).  

Thank you for helping us show our support to this family.  We also ask that you continue to pray for Freddie Gray's friends and family, as well as  ALL of the people of Baltimore, MD, as they move into the next phase, following today's announcement of charges against six police officers.  For more information, visit: http://www.abc2news.com

Original Message Below

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I have seen Online Fundraiser pages for some things that are not worth giving two cents to fund.  This video is an example of the kind of parent who checks report cards; the kind of parent who prays for her child's safety; the kind of parent who'd rather use tough love, up front, than to have to visit her child in prison.  Think what you may of the hitting, but it's equivalent to snatching your 2 yr-old by the neck to keep him from running across a busy street... to save his life.  My family would like to personally donate to this mom, because she represents the kind of parent who would do whatever it takes to save her son.  She didn't care about the cameras, she cared about her son!  We write this as a family of color with careers in law enforcement, but more importantly, we write this with love for the mothers and the fathers who will not stand for foolishness!  There is a safer way to protest your concerns, but rioting and looting are not the way!  Kudos to her.  Who's that lady?  Help us find her and she will get 100% of these proceeds from GoFundMe:  http://www.gofundme.com/t76kks We are in touch with the tv station that originally recorded this video WMAR to find this lady, so we can  give her this donation.  Our condolences to ALL families who have lost children to violence and excessive force by the bad apples in the police community.  There are still good apples in law enforcement. And, there is still hope.
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Joan Zahina James
47 months ago
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This is a legitimate fund raiser for Ms. Graham. Her daughter Tericka will update the page tomorrow.

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Jeff Bullis
47 months ago
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I donated. God bless her and her family. But not very nice to delete comments that simply asked that this page be updated so that we were certain the funds were going to Ms. Graham.

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Deborah Sandoz
47 months ago
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I just want everyone to know that I called the news room that did the interview with Toya and they reassured me that Toya herself gave them this link. They also gave me her daughters email address, I emailed her so hopefully she gets the title of this changed. But the news room assured me that this is the link she herself gave them.

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Fred Staffeld
47 months ago
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WAMR just posted a response on their Facebook page that this is a legitimate fundraiser....

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Celina Knippling
47 months ago
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I emailed WMAR and GoFundMe and they both said that the group is legit and plans to give all proceeds to Toya Graham. The person I emailed at WMAR and who berified it is Mark Allman. I feel comfortable it's legit (still wish they would put her name on the page though).

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Kathy DeVries
47 months ago
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For that are looking to have this fund verified i did find a story on wmar website on her that at the bottom there is an update that they have verified this acct that says it has been authenticated although strange page is not updated.

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Candi Nordhagen
47 months ago
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Way to go, Mom!! Proud to donate from Butte, Montana!

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Ryan Becker
47 months ago
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Her name is Toya Graham. Since #toyagraham is a single mom of 6, I'm sure she can use the money. Her actions are perfect for the upcoming #mothersday. She was interviewed by CBS today, and will be a guest on tomorrow's CBS This Morning. She says she doesn't want her son to be another Freddie Gray. I'll upload the videos.

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Tom Emery
47 months ago
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So much more could have been raised had those behind this campaign been up front about the funds, and updated the page as requested. Hopefully more will now donate. I'll donate another $100 if this campaign gets to the goal by the end of the day.

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Ryan Becker
47 months ago
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What I like about her is that she refused to play the race card or even the anti-police card. She says that this was not a Black vs White issue, but an anti-brutality issue. Furthermore, she said that she was upset at at her son attacking the police because one day, she may need their help. Why would they want to help someone who attacked them? And her daughter is hoping to become a police officer.

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Tom Emery
47 months ago
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Thank you. I feel much better now about having donated.

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Jamie Reed Smith
47 months ago
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This is the link from WMAR. They have confirmed this acckunt is legit.When you click the link sxroll down the page and you will find the link for this gofundme. http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/toya-graham-mom-who-beat-son-at-baltimore-protests-speaks-with-abc2

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Celina Knippling
47 months ago
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*verified.

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Sharon Leigh
47 months ago
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PLEASE update the page so more can donate, it needs updated.

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Fred Staffeld
47 months ago
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I just called the station 1 410 435 8477: they said this was legitimat!

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Derek Lawrence
45 months ago
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Ok, can we not compare this woman to Rosa Parks, please. Ms. Graham physically assaulted her child, a young Black man, on national TV for the world to see. It is beyond ironic that she gets applause for violence on her child who was allegedly engaging in violence. So two wrongs make a right, it would seem? The humiliation and psychological damage she did to her son goes so much deeper than many are either willing or capable of understanding. Here was her son, frustrated by a system that looks at him as a criminal and a commodity; and here you have his mother, the one who he would expect to nurture and protect him, treating him just like the system that frustrates him. Is that what he needed, to have his mother shame him and slap him in the face? As you all donate money to this woman, I surely hope she doesn't pull a fast one on you and spend your hard-earned money on a new purse or new clothes, but actually uses it for the betterment of her children. For they are the ones of true value, not her.

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Adam Cook
47 months ago
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instead of using gofundme, how about going after the six fathers to pay? this in itself is disgusting and insulting. basically the right wingers are awarding you for being a good slave and saving massa from your angry son.

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Kelly Graham
47 months ago
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Really??? So perhaps we should set up a Go Fund Me site for all of the "Black" women who fight everyday keeping their children off the streets and even going into debt paying for their college educations after having completed the "Street" task.

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Marcus Cummer
47 months ago
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THIS PAGE IS TO GET FREE MONEY! WHY WOULD SHE NEED MONEY? SHE HAS 6 KIDS AND A BROKEN BLACK WOMAN! SHIT GIVE ME MONEY IN THAT CASE!

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Briana Yvonne
47 months ago
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Opportunistic and shameful

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SJ
$200
Sabrina Johnston
44 months ago

I wish people knew ,as you do, that "parent" is not just a noun, it is a verb. Peace and Blessings!

EE
$1,000
Ellen E
45 months ago

Ms. T, I'm most impressed by your son's reaction when you came after him. He pouted and whined but he obeyed. I saw this wasn't this first time you had run him to ground. I've eavesdropped on son and his friends, listened to phone calls, tossed son's room when he was at school. Chased him down and prayed. I was terrified. He chose a good life. Bless you, brave Ms T. It's a hard world and you are your children's shield and armor.

CC
$80
Carole Crandon
46 months ago
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Toya, you spoke as a prophet on CBS Morning morning show. You are right to deflect the attention that should go to the murder of Freddie Gray. Rosa Parks deflected the attention as well, but ---her name is Forever because of her steadfastness. Just like Toya's steadfastness will be forever remembered. Use your persuasiveness to garner the strength of the people. No more riots.....crowd sourcing. Go after the Maryland legislators, crowd sourcing works. Mothers need to be connected.....show them how it's done. Crowd source out of Baltimore, instead into Annapolis. GoFundMe, The name on this post should be your name, it' s too hard to search. Update your Facebook page, it's like a business card that you have to have for all your upcoming speaking engagements. Enormously grateful to you, and proud of the kids and you....you are a prophet. Thank you, Toya.

ED
$10
Ellen Davis
46 months ago

Glad that this is a legit page.

$5
Anonymous
46 months ago
$200
Anonymous
46 months ago
WW
$10
wesley wilhite
46 months ago

God Bless you for being an example for your son.

$50
Anonymous
46 months ago
Joan Zahina James
47 months ago
9
9

This is a legitimate fund raiser for Ms. Graham. Her daughter Tericka will update the page tomorrow.

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Jeff Bullis
47 months ago
7
7

I donated. God bless her and her family. But not very nice to delete comments that simply asked that this page be updated so that we were certain the funds were going to Ms. Graham.

+ Read More
Deborah Sandoz
47 months ago
6
6

I just want everyone to know that I called the news room that did the interview with Toya and they reassured me that Toya herself gave them this link. They also gave me her daughters email address, I emailed her so hopefully she gets the title of this changed. But the news room assured me that this is the link she herself gave them.

+ Read More
Fred Staffeld
47 months ago
5
5

WAMR just posted a response on their Facebook page that this is a legitimate fundraiser....

+ Read More
Celina Knippling
47 months ago
4
4

I emailed WMAR and GoFundMe and they both said that the group is legit and plans to give all proceeds to Toya Graham. The person I emailed at WMAR and who berified it is Mark Allman. I feel comfortable it's legit (still wish they would put her name on the page though).

+ Read More
Kathy DeVries
47 months ago
4
4

For that are looking to have this fund verified i did find a story on wmar website on her that at the bottom there is an update that they have verified this acct that says it has been authenticated although strange page is not updated.

+ Read More
Candi Nordhagen
47 months ago
4
4

Way to go, Mom!! Proud to donate from Butte, Montana!

+ Read More
Ryan Becker
47 months ago
4
4

Her name is Toya Graham. Since #toyagraham is a single mom of 6, I'm sure she can use the money. Her actions are perfect for the upcoming #mothersday. She was interviewed by CBS today, and will be a guest on tomorrow's CBS This Morning. She says she doesn't want her son to be another Freddie Gray. I'll upload the videos.

+ Read More
Tom Emery
47 months ago
3
3

So much more could have been raised had those behind this campaign been up front about the funds, and updated the page as requested. Hopefully more will now donate. I'll donate another $100 if this campaign gets to the goal by the end of the day.

+ Read More
Ryan Becker
47 months ago
3
3

What I like about her is that she refused to play the race card or even the anti-police card. She says that this was not a Black vs White issue, but an anti-brutality issue. Furthermore, she said that she was upset at at her son attacking the police because one day, she may need their help. Why would they want to help someone who attacked them? And her daughter is hoping to become a police officer.

+ Read More
Tom Emery
47 months ago
3
3

Thank you. I feel much better now about having donated.

+ Read More
Jamie Reed Smith
47 months ago
3
3

This is the link from WMAR. They have confirmed this acckunt is legit.When you click the link sxroll down the page and you will find the link for this gofundme. http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/toya-graham-mom-who-beat-son-at-baltimore-protests-speaks-with-abc2

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Celina Knippling
47 months ago
2
2

*verified.

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Sharon Leigh
47 months ago
2
2

PLEASE update the page so more can donate, it needs updated.

+ Read More
Fred Staffeld
47 months ago
2
2

I just called the station 1 410 435 8477: they said this was legitimat!

+ Read More
Derek Lawrence
45 months ago
1
1

Ok, can we not compare this woman to Rosa Parks, please. Ms. Graham physically assaulted her child, a young Black man, on national TV for the world to see. It is beyond ironic that she gets applause for violence on her child who was allegedly engaging in violence. So two wrongs make a right, it would seem? The humiliation and psychological damage she did to her son goes so much deeper than many are either willing or capable of understanding. Here was her son, frustrated by a system that looks at him as a criminal and a commodity; and here you have his mother, the one who he would expect to nurture and protect him, treating him just like the system that frustrates him. Is that what he needed, to have his mother shame him and slap him in the face? As you all donate money to this woman, I surely hope she doesn't pull a fast one on you and spend your hard-earned money on a new purse or new clothes, but actually uses it for the betterment of her children. For they are the ones of true value, not her.

+ Read More
Adam Cook
47 months ago
1
1

instead of using gofundme, how about going after the six fathers to pay? this in itself is disgusting and insulting. basically the right wingers are awarding you for being a good slave and saving massa from your angry son.

+ Read More
Kelly Graham
47 months ago
1
1

Really??? So perhaps we should set up a Go Fund Me site for all of the "Black" women who fight everyday keeping their children off the streets and even going into debt paying for their college educations after having completed the "Street" task.

+ Read More
Marcus Cummer
47 months ago
1
1

THIS PAGE IS TO GET FREE MONEY! WHY WOULD SHE NEED MONEY? SHE HAS 6 KIDS AND A BROKEN BLACK WOMAN! SHIT GIVE ME MONEY IN THAT CASE!

+ Read More
Briana Yvonne
47 months ago
1
1

Opportunistic and shameful

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