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A mother's words: Touching troubled youths, one cheek at a time
Since the loss of Denise Swisher's son, Forbes "P-nut" Swisher, last May 31, she has become a warrior against murder. She fought back after her son's death by handing out flyers and talking to St. Petersburg's most troubled youths, begging them to stop the murder -- and they listened.

She believes in the kids who are dismissed, and they confide in her as she rubs their cheeks. She used to touch P-Nut's cheeks every day.

Main voice: Denise Swisher

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