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Missouri Mom Reunites With 'Dead' Daughter After 50 Years

A Missouri family is celebrating after getting back the daughter they thought died 49 years ago, according to AOL.

Zella Jackson Price, 76, met her daughter, Melanie Diane Gilmore, in person for the first time this week.

"There's nothing greater. There's nothing greater than this. Nothing," Price said.

Shortly after delivering her baby at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis some 49 years ago, Price was told the infant died. But Gilmore was alive and—for some unknown reason—adopted by another family.

Gilmore's children knew their mom wanted to find her birth family and began an investigation of their own. The kids were eventually able to track down Zella Price.

"I am just so happy ... very excited," Gilmore said.

Now that her family is back together, Price and Gilmore want to find out how the hospital made such a massive blunder. But for now, they are relishing in this new life chapter.

"[God] has given me everything the devil has taken from me," Price said. "I'm getting it back. I'm getting my baby back."

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