Modern Family – Mother’s Day Special

May 7, 2020

When a little girl goes missing in the desert, one woman is driven to find her, no matter what. A mother makes her own Ebola suit – MacGyver style – to save her son’s life. And lockdown advice from moms around the world.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Snap Moms! 


Mrs. Washington

Glynn’s mother reminds him what family is all about.

Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller


When a little girl goes missing in the desert, one woman is driven to find her… no matter what.

Find out all about Hannah’s amazing story, and find resources for domestic abuse survivors on her website.

Produced by Anna Sussman, original score by Renzo Gorrio


What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you?

Dr. Phillip Ireland was a physician at JFK Hospital in Liberia during the virulent outbreak of Ebola in 2014 when families were torn apart by the runaway virus.

Produced by Jake Halpern with additional assistance from Mark Ristich, Anna Sussman, Adizah Eghan, and Eliza Smith. Original score by Renzo Gorrio. 

Special thanks to Yale NGN.

Letters from Lockdown: Liberia, Columbus, Chicago

Who better to seek advice from than a mother? This week, Team Snap brings you the fourth installment of, “Letters from Lockdown,” featuring moms around the world. 


In the Liberian city of Monrovia, there was one neighborhood, notoriously the poorest neighborhood in the city, that was completely locked down during the Ebola crisis. Bendu Kanu Pajibo is a mother of three and has lived in that neighborhood her entire life. Find out she managed to keep her smile. 


After years struggling to get US papers, Edith Espinal finally had no choice but to hide from the government in the only place she felt safe. 

Learn more about Edith’s story, and support her caseHer team also put together a COVID-19 Stay of Removal, sign the petition


This isn’t the first time Ameena has been worried about her kids going outside. A violence interrupter talks life and death in Chicago. Hear her message to all the parents out there.

Learn more about Ameena and check out these Chicago organizations: Pause for Peace and Protector of the Bread Food Pantry. 

Thank you, Bendu, Edith, and Ameena, for sharing your stories with us!

Produced by Shaina Shealy, Naomi Zeveloff, Anna Sussman, Liz Mak, Ana Adlerstein, John Fecile

Music by Renzo Gorrio, additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller

Artwork by Teo Ducot

Digital Producer: Marisa Dodge


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Producer Credit:
Original Score: 

Teo Ducot

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