MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- A single working mother of two was nearly evicted this week after receiving a 40 cent raise. Teresa Hammond had packed all of her family's belongings and was ready to move. To where, she didn't know. But what bothered her the most, was what would happen to her 7-year-old son Quentin who is severely disabled from being shaken as a baby.
Hammond fought to move him out of a nursing home to her home, where for the last year and half he has thrived, says case manager Brooke Annessa.
"Based on changes that he's exhibited since coming home, the neurologist was able to document, in medical documentation, that his brain damage is reversible," said Annessa.
Hammond made a promise to Quentin, "I was not going to let him go back there."
But a 40 cent raise Hammond received from her employer, Wal-Mart, was threatening to send him back. It pushed the financially strapped family off balance.