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    23 Jul

    Long-Lost Sisters Reunited at Dunklau Gardens

    It was an ordinary night at Dunklau Gardens for medication aide Bev Boro until a routine task became life-changing. As she was reviewing resident care plans, one name caught her attention: Doris Crippen. The resident tested positive for COVID-19 in early May and was hospitalized. While she has since recovered from her illness, she’s now being treated for a broken arm – a result of a fall from the weakness that COVID-19 caused.

    “I thought, ‘Gosh, I know that name.’ And then it hit me,” said Bev, who has been searching for siblings she was separated from as a baby. “I think that’s my sister!”

    After more than 50 years apart, the sisters were reunited and are now making up for lost time.

    KETV: COVID-19 case reunites long-lost sisters

    Omaha World Herald: The coronavirus and a broken arm lead to reunion between long-lost sisters

    KMTV: Sisters credit COVID-19 for reuniting them

    WOWT: Siblings reunited after 53 years due to COVID-19

    Fremont Tribune: COVID-19 brings sisters together (Fremont): COVID-19 Reunites Sisters After 53 Years

    Inside Edition: Long-Lost Sisters Say They Were Reunited Because of COVID-19

    The Washington Post: A woman was hospitalized with covid-19. One of her aides turned out to be her long-lost sister

    CNN: Coronavirus reunites long-lost sisters who haven't seen each other in over 50 years

    People: Woman's COVID-19 Diagnosis Leads Her to Surprise Reunion with Long-Lost Sister After 50 Years

    The Daily Mail: Coronavirus reunites two long-lost sisters after 53 years 

    ABC News: Long-lost sisters get reunion of a lifetime

    New York Post: COVID-19 reunites sisters from Nebraska who haven’t seen each other in 53 years