Long-Lost Sisters Reunite More Than 50 Years Later Thanks To COVID-19

Two sisters from Nebraska who hadn't seen each other in more than 50 years were reunited when the older sister was recovering from COVID-19 and ended up at the rehabilitation facility where her younger sister works.

Apparently, 53-year-old medication aide Bev Boro was looking over her patient list at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont – and quickly recognized the name of 73-year-old Doris Crippen, the sister she’d been trying to locate for years. Doris had been hospitalized at Nebraska Medicine for more than a month while recovering from COVID-19 and a broken arm sustained in a fall resulting from the illness. Bev says she used a white board to communicate with Doris, who is hard of hearing, and they quickly confirmed they shared the same father, Wendall Huffman.

Doris and Bev, who have different mothers, were raised in separate homes, and Bev had ended up in the foster care system when she was less than six-months old, before eventually being adopted. The women said they had been searching for one another for years and knew each other's names, but were never able to find contact information. Doris said she now considers her brush with coronavirus to be "a blessing."

Link: Washington Post

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