Lonely Woman Spends 69 Years Thinking Baby Died At Birth, Then Hears Voice Say ‘I’m Not Dead’

by Amy Paige
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Genevieve Purinton was 18 years old when she gave birth to a baby girl in Indiana. It was 1949, and Genevieve was young and unwed.

Naturally, the new mom wanted to see and hold her precious baby — but the doctors dropped a life-altering bombshell. They said her baby died at birth.

Years passed, and Genevieve had to undergo a hysterectomy because of a tumor. She never had any more children.

Now 88, Genevieve lives at an assisted living facility in Florida. Her eight siblings have all died; she’s felt alone for a long time, thinking she had no family left.

In 2017, about 1,500 miles away from where Genevieve lives, a woman named Connie received an at-home DNA kit for Christmas.

This was the key that would soon unlock the truth behind what really happened when Genevieve gave birth to that precious baby girl 69 years ago.

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