Simmons Family

Tyana’s son, T.J., and grandmother, Gwendolyn (who raised her), died in a house fire in 2014. She describes how losing her son and the person she would have looked to for support affected her. Her surviving son, Steven Michael, has faced pressure to “be a man” as he grieves his little brother.

Close up of Tyana Simmons standing in front of a brick wall..
Close up of Tyana Simmons standing in front of a brick wall.

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