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  See the story of 61-year-old Eugenia Lester, whose hoarding disorder pushed her four children to leave home. Cynthia Lester was 13 when she left, unable to find a place to sleep in the house amid all of the garbage. Filmmaking became her way to cope. Watch the full documentary here.

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TODAY

Cynthia Lester on TODAY

April 1: The filmmaker talks about her mother’s struggle with the unusual disorder on the TODAY Show.

Documentaries

Walking the runway

Cynthia's mom watches her walk the runway wearing recycled goods in this web-exclusive clip.

Documentaries

'I knew this problem was persistent'

See a glimpse of Eugenia starting to hoard again, and Cynthia's effort to stop it.