05/08/2009 05:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

An Almost Man and his Mom on Mother's Day

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Over the past six years, Logan Barnes and his mom Diane have been through dramatic ups and downs. At 12, he was the good son, looking after his brother while his mom worked long hours. But things between he and his mom got bad, so bad that one night at 3 AM she opened the door to his bedroom and sent in two "transporters" to take him away to a wilderness boot camp. Now 17, Logan Barnes reflects on his whirlwind relationship with his mother, and how she made him the "almost man" he is today.

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