Brian would stock up on food before his trips, and leave pre-signed checks that Casey mailed to pay the bills.A neighbor said that whenever Manning's elementary school went on field trips, she would give her own son extra food or money so he could make sure Manning had something to eat.
In early 2010, she leaked classified information to Wiki Leaks and confided this to Adrian Lamo, an online acquaintance.
As an adult she reached 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) and weighed around 105 pounds (48 kg). The family lived several miles out of town, and Manning's mother was unable to drive.
She spent her days drinking, while Manning was left largely to fend for herself, playing with Legos or on the computer.
Manning apparently reacted badly when the son changed his surname to Manning, too; she started taking running jumps at the walls, telling her mother: "I'm nobody now." In November 2001, Manning and her mother left the United States and moved to Haverfordwest, Wales, where her mother had family.
Manning attended the town's Tasker Milward secondary school.