Long Lost Sisters Meet for the First Time Here in NWA

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Nearly a thousand miles and five decades separate the two. The sisters have spent their whole lives apart are finally together.

50-year-old, Dawn Johnson found out she had a sister through letters she found when she was a teenager. However, she didn’t know how to find her. 

Dawn Johnson said, “In my mind, I always knew she was out there, and I wanted to find her so much. Now my world is right. My whole is 100%” 
 
Lisa Stokes, a 49-year-old never even knew she had any siblings. Stokes said,  “In July, I was watching long lost families, and I just literally started crying. And my husband said Are you ok..is this something you want to do? And I get emotional now because this is what led me to my sister.” 
 
An ancestry website brought the pair together after many years of searching. 
 
The answer came in December when my second cousin responded. And she said I think you need to talk to my first cousin,” said Stokes. 
 
The sisters spoke for the first time over the phone and have spoken everyday since. 
 
“I’m overflowing with emotions, because I am so happy. This was something she knew, and when she said I was searching for you since 2007 my heart just jumped, because I had no idea.” Stokes explained, “She looks so much like me. I saw her face, it’s different on Facetime, but seeing her face live it’s like she is my sister. I knew that just by looking at her.” 
 
Through the discovery, the sisters also found out who their mother and father are. The father has passed away, but they do plan on meeting their mother together in the near future. 

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