It's entirely possible that one day you'll find yourself walking by your long lost sister on a college campus. That's what happened to Zephany Nurse in South Africa.
From the Guardian:
Zephany grew up just a couple of miles away with a different name and a different family, never suspecting she was not their real daughter. But last month her biological sister, Cassidy Nurse, began attending the same school, and soon fellow pupils noticed a startling resemblance between them.
Zephany, who is now in the care of social services has been reunited with her family (she was taken from her mother's arms at a hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago.) The young woman's alleged kidnapper - the woman who raised her - has been arrested and charged.
The Nurses celebrated their daughter's birthday every year as a way to keep her memory and their hope, alive.
Morné and Celeste went on to have three other children: Cassidy, Joshua and Micah. They continued to celebrate Zephany's birthday each April, often with a giant cake sponsored by a local supermarket. In a 2010 interview with the Weekend Argus newspaper, Morné said: "I'll never, ever give up hope. I can feel it in my gut – my daughter is out there and she is going to come home."
Can't remember ever seeing a Lifetime movie about an abducted black child (because missing white woman syndrome), but I can't see them passing this one up.
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