Penny Thornton with her youngest son, Kaleb, 11, as he plays his guitar and sings “Stand By Me” at the family’s Raleigh apartment on Nov. 8, 2018.
Penny Thornton with her youngest son, Kaleb, 11, as he plays his guitar and sings “Stand By Me” at the family’s Raleigh apartment on Nov. 8, 2018. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
Penny Thornton with her youngest son, Kaleb, 11, as he plays his guitar and sings “Stand By Me” at the family’s Raleigh apartment on Nov. 8, 2018. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com

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