A trumpet that was dropped off at The News & Observer for Christian Bell, the subject of one of the stories in the "Counted Out" series about low-income children who are often left out of gifted classes in North Carolina.
A trumpet that was dropped off at The News & Observer for Christian Bell, the subject of one of the stories in the "Counted Out" series about low-income children who are often left out of gifted classes in North Carolina. Joe Neff jneff@newsobserver.com
A trumpet that was dropped off at The News & Observer for Christian Bell, the subject of one of the stories in the "Counted Out" series about low-income children who are often left out of gifted classes in North Carolina. Joe Neff jneff@newsobserver.com

A reader leaves a gift for Christian Bell. His mom’s eyes are wide and wet.

May 23, 2017 12:38 PM

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