Mother-Daughter Bonds: 5 Most Uplifting Stories
Include a "miracle" rescue of a lost boy.
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2015 5:19 AM CDT
Sharista Giles woke from a coma and was shown her newborn.   (GoFundMe)

(Newser) – A pair of mother-and-daughter reunions highlight the week's uplifting news files:

  • Woman Wakes From Coma, Sees Her Baby: Sharista Giles opened her eyes on Wednesday, four months after she went into a coma following a December car accident. One of the first things she saw: a picture of the baby she delivered in January. Giles' prognosis is unclear, but just the act of waking up is seen as a huge breakthrough.
  • Mom Meets Daughter She Was Told Died 50 Years Ago: On November 25, 1965, Zella Jackson Price gave birth to a baby girl at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis. A nurse then informed her that the newborn had died, and she went home heartbroken. But Melanie Diane Gilmore has been alive this whole time, and how the two finally met is remarkable.
  • 5 Days After Boy Wanders Off, a 'Miracle': In what some are calling a "miracle," an 11-year-old autistic boy has been found safe five days after wandering away from the Australian campground where his family was staying. Dozens of volunteers, including fellow vacationers, joined the search for Luke Shambrook, but it was a sharp-eyed chopper pilot who saved the day.

  • 4-Year-Old's Big Find in Texas: Dinosaur: Sure, lots of 4-year-old boys love dinosaurs. But this particular boy actually found one. Even better, the fossil he found in Texas appears to come from a relatively rare dino.
  • Asteroid Named After Malala: A dark rock you might spot orbiting the sun every 5.5 years now has its own name: 316201 Malala (2010 ML48). The part we all understand—Malala—refers to Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. NASA says the honor in this case is a rare one, and for good reason.
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