PALMDALE, Calif. (Los Angeles Times) — The two-story house in the Palmdale, Calif., subdivision looks like so many others. Green lawn out front, pool out back. Solid, comfortable, secure.
Inside, a teenager does her homework by candlelight whenever the power gets cut off. If the water goes too, she fills empty bottles at school to wash her hair.
Brie Fainblit just turned 19. She is used to not having what others have. Mostly she just accepts it.
But not for prom.
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