"Since she was a year old, Maleigha has slept across the hall from her mother's childhood bedroom. "This is my responsibility," the 5-year-old said as she made her bed one day in April, when @chriscappyphoto captured this photo. Because her mom couldn't stay away from heroin, Maleigha lives with her grandparents, Cindi and Todd Colburn. In February, the Colburns cautiously allowed their daughter to take Maleigha back on a trial basis. Within 24 hours, their daughter and her friend both overdosed on heroin, and the friend died. Alone, Maleigha rolled her 25-year-old mother over, and jolted her awake so she could call 911. Not since the 1990s crack epidemic have so many kids in the U.S. had parents addicted to drugs. Now, millions of grandparents whose children are addicted to #heroin are raising their grandchildren. Cindi and Todd let @chriscappyphoto document a day in their life. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos." By nytimes on Instagram.
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