Minka Disbrow's remarkable story begins back in 1928. The then 16-year-old girl was on a picnic in the woods with a friend when they were approached by three older men. Minka was assaulted and raped by one of the men.
Out of shame, she refused to tell anyone about the attack. She kept it a secret until her body began changing. She was so young that she didn't even fully understand that she was pregnant.
Minka gave birth to a daughter and the newborn was placed for adoption.
For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to receive updates on the child. She kept praying, hoping they would meet one day.
Nearly 80 years later, Minka's prayers were answered. She had no idea but her daughter had been searching for her. You can see their amazing reunion, and learn more about them, in the video below.
Their reunion took place in 2006. Sadly, Minka passed away in 2014 at the age of 102. At least we know she passed on finally having had the chance to meet her daughter she was searching for almost her entire life.