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Tristin Gorley, 9 months old, plays with a toy while his mom, Jessie Gorley, 17, watches him in their living room. The two live with the parents of Gorley’s longtime friend, Amanda Browning, who opened their doors to help raise the child.

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17-year-old single mother Jessie Gorley learns to grow up quickly

On Friday afternoon, Jessie Gor­ley, 17, returned home with her son, Tristin, from a Christmas party at the Moffat County Alternative School, which she attends each morning. This holiday will be her first with her son, but it wasn’t that long ago that Christmas presents and decorations were the furthest thing from her mind.


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