8/6/10 - A family portrait. Danquirs Franklin 18 (left) is about to graduate from Barry High School despite his struggles with drug addiction, poor school grades and an absentee father. The positive influence in his life was his grandmother, Mary Boyd (center). His mother Deborah Franknlin also struggled with a drug addiction but overcame it and became an positive influence on his son. T.ORTEGA GAINES - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
8/6/10 - A family portrait. Danquirs Franklin 18 (left) is about to graduate from Barry High School despite his struggles with drug addiction, poor school grades and an absentee father. The positive influence in his life was his grandmother, Mary Boyd (center). His mother Deborah Franknlin also struggled with a drug addiction but overcame it and became an positive influence on his son. T.ORTEGA GAINES - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com T.Ortega Gaines-ogaines@charlott
8/6/10 - A family portrait. Danquirs Franklin 18 (left) is about to graduate from Barry High School despite his struggles with drug addiction, poor school grades and an absentee father. The positive influence in his life was his grandmother, Mary Boyd (center). His mother Deborah Franknlin also struggled with a drug addiction but overcame it and became an positive influence on his son. T.ORTEGA GAINES - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com T.Ortega Gaines-ogaines@charlott

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Two boys. One roof. One left in school.

August 30, 2010 12:00 AM

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