Miranda takes the bus to work, which turns a 30-minute commute into an hour and a half. Her night shift is over 10 hours, but, with travel, work takes up 13 hours of her day. The rest of her day is spent either sleeping or taking care of her 4-year-old son. She must drop him off and pick him up from daycare, between which is the only time she has for rest. Miranda has to leave for work at 4:30 PM, which leaves her little time to spend with her son. Her long hours and lack of transportation have been an obstacle for Miranda. She is sometimes late to work due to the unpredictability of public transport and had lost her previous job.
With this car award, Miranda will be able to reduce her long commute, get to work on time and keep her new job. This will allow her to spend more quality time with her young son. They are looking forward to finally going to the DC Zoo, a trip they have wanted to take for a while. Her son loves animals and is most excited to see the tigers.