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Woman finds family at 94, launches book tour at 102
The OC Register ^ | April 19, 2014 | Tom Berg

Posted on 04/20/2014 3:10:50 PM PDT by cdga5for4

It’s about a life-altering discovery that Disbrow made – 77 years after she was raped. It’s not the type of thing you talk about, so Disbrow never did.

But the crime – committed by a stranger during a school picnic – resulted in a child whom Disbrow was forced to give up.

And that child, well, Disbrow never stopped thinking about her.

Disbrow wrote her letters, prayed for her. And, for decades, every May 22, Disbrow would pull out a small photograph and silently wish her daughter a happy birthday.

Disbrow married and had other children. By 2006, she had lived a full and active life, but she could not bear the thought of going to her grave with one question unanswered:

Whatever happened to her baby girl?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cathylegrow; minkadisbrow; thewaiting
This story is incredible. 16-year-old girl is raped in the 1920s. She has the baby but is forced to give it up for adoption. She's reunited with her daughter 77 years later and her biological grandson had become a NASA astronaut. Amazing.
1 posted on 04/20/2014 3:10:50 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: cdga5for4

Wonderful life that will save lives in the sharing. Eternally blessed.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 3:17:33 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: cdga5for4

AMAZING! Truth Always is Stranger then Fiction.

This story is very similar to a movie I watched this week, “Philomena.” Based on a true (similar) story, it brought tears to my eyes.

The themes of Motherhood, Family, Love and Religious Faith are powerfully represented in both the movie “Philomena” and this latest story.

I would encourage everyone to see the movie as well as learn more about the real life story discussed in this article.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 3:29:48 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: cdga5for4

What a beautiful story.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 3:55:41 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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"It turns out [the baby, now an old woman,] had undergone heart surgery and needed family medical records. That led her to the former Lutheran Home for Girls in Sioux Falls, S.D., where she knew she was born. And that led, after court approval, to 272 pages of documents – including several letters from a 17-year-old girl named Minka."

Letters about 76 years old. There must be letters like that all over the country that will never be read.

5 posted on 04/20/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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THIS is why I don’t support abortion in case of rape. The child is blameless in the matter, so why not support the mother, who shouldn’t have to go through the trauma of taking the baby, after having been violated?


6 posted on 04/20/2014 4:34:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Awgie

I want to see “Philomena”, simply because I really like Dame Judi Dench!


7 posted on 04/20/2014 4:35:15 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: cdga5for4

Thank you so much for posting this story today. This story helps me put my life in better perspective. Sometimes hope really does spring eternally.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 4:37:30 PM PDT by lee martell
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Thanks cdga5for4. Happy Easter everyone.
...a child whom Disbrow was forced to give up. And that child, well, Disbrow never stopped thinking about her. Disbrow wrote her letters, prayed for her. And, for decades, every May 22, Disbrow would pull out a small photograph and silently wish her daughter a happy birthday. Disbrow married and had other children. By 2006, she had lived a full and active life, but she could not bear the thought of going to her grave with one question unanswered: Whatever happened to her baby girl?

9 posted on 04/20/2014 4:54:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (We're at the "takin' names" part. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SuziQ

Judy Dench is a great actress. I love her in the BBC show ‘As Time Goes By’.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 5:56:59 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: cdga5for4

“Look what God did. He gave me a second family!”

Blessed be the Name of the Lord!


11 posted on 04/21/2014 6:24:08 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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