This miraculous and heartwarming family reunion might seem like a plot out of some Hollywood movie, but the Price family has experienced it all.
Almost 50 years ago, doctors told Zella Jackson Price of Olivette, Missouri, that her infant daughter had passed away shortly after being born. As it turns out, they were wrong and the daughter, Melanie, was still alive and for some unknown reason, adopted by another couple.
The years passed and Melanie had children of her own, but she still wished to meet her biological parents, so her children decided to help her. They collected her DNA sample and tracked down 76-year-old gospel singer Zella Price.
The video posted above captures the touching moment Melanie Gilmore’s children tell her about the Price family. They also set up a Skype call for the mother and daughter to see each other for the first time.
On Thursday, the Gilmores reached Missouri from Oregon to meet the family in person. Fortunately, local news channel recorded the incredible scene when the two women met for the very first time.
“(God) has given me everything the devil has taken from me,” said the mother. “I’m getting it back. I’m getting my baby back.”
Melanie, who lost her hearing at the age of 3 because of a childhood illness, was extremely happy with the turn of events.
What exactly happened 50 years ago at Homer G. Phillips Hospital is still a mystery. However, the family soon plans to launch an investigation to find out the truth.