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For 40 years These Sisters Searched For Each Other, They Finally Found Each Other In The Most Unlikely Place


Orphaned sisters, Meagan Hughes (Eun-Sook) and Holly Hoyle O'Brien (Pok-nam) were separated decades ago with little hope of ever being reunited.

After suffering the tragedy of abandonment and living in orphanages, the half-sisters were torn apart when Hughes was taken away from their alcoholic father by her mother. Sadly, the woman left her half-sister, who was two years older in his care.

The girls never saw each other again.

Meagan HughesHerald Tribune
Holly O'BrienHerald Tribune

After their father died, O'Brien ended up in an orphanage from which she was adopted by an American family. With a new name and a new life in Virginia, she always wondered whatever became of her younger sister.

Hughes had memories of a Korean orphanage, but, being so young, does not know what happened to her biological mother. She was also adopted by an American family who brought her home to her new life in New York.

Now, both in their 40's, fate found a way to reunite the sisters in a way that can only be described as destiny...

When fate brought them back together, each woman had no idea that the other was the long lost sister she had been searching for.

Within months of each other, the woman accepted jobs working on the same floor at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota in Florida.

Without knowing it, the sisters had both chosen the same career field: nurse's aid and the same hospital to work at. It wasn't until they were scheduled for the same shift that the women officially met.

They hit it off immediately and began comparing their family histories. Soon, the coincidences were just too many to count.

"I was like, "˜This is too good to be true,' " O'Brien tells the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "I said, "˜We've got to do the DNA test, it's the only way we'll get the truth out of the whole thing.' "

Sure enough, the DNA test results came back as a positive match.

"I'm like, "˜This can't be,' " O'Brien said. "I was trembling, I was so excited, I was ecstatic."

Hughes couldn't believe it, "When I heard from Holly, my first reaction was like, "˜Oh my God.' I was in shock, I was numb. I have a sister."

Watch their interview below:

[h/t People / Sarasota Herald-Tribune]