A man and woman hug as a child and another woman look on

Jean Kapenda and Aiyana Lakes embrace while Lakes' son, Terrian, and her mother, Audray Spencer, look on. Lakes and Kapenda are cousins who share fourth great-grandparents and found each other through a genetic testing site. Kapenda has been able to tell Lakes about where her African ancestors are from. 


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