Frontline mom: Youngstown truck driver working through pandemic to make essential deliveries

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"Now is the time you realize you're needed more than your family." For 33-year old Ta'Neil Jackson, showing up for work is an honor! "I started to realize that I'm needed more than ever because those people on the frontline need fuel in their cars to get to work and help those in need."

But life on the road isn't easy, especially during a pandemic. She says hauling fuel doesn't always come with perks. "We have a lot of people from New York that might pass through our truck stop, so I'm unloading there.

I don't know where these people came from. I don't know where they're headed to, so it's scary." When she finishes her deliveries, she makes masks for healthcare workers.

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Not to mention she's a single parent of twin boys.

"After I get off work here I check homework, then start sewing and cooking. It's a cluster of things." How does she do it? 

"It's always been a I don't have a choice thing in all situations, so this doesn't make it any different it's just a little riskier than before."

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Her message to frontline workers: Keep going! "It's more than just a job. The world needs you!"

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