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Video: With help, Melissa McGraw hopes to give her daughter a better home

When staff at Burchell High School in Wasilla, Alaska, discovered Melissa McGraw was living in a fifth-wheel trailer with her husband and daughter, members of the school community began to raise money to build the family a cabin. McGraw, 20, talks about spending many of her teen years nearly homeless and receiving help now. (Video by Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)