Perseverance key to reunion

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HOW amazing it must have been for long-lost sister Julie Dilworth to finally be reunited with her family.

And the key here was clearly perseverance.

Julie and her siblings had repeatedly gone down blind alleys over the years in their attempts to be reunited.

But all those years of heartache served to make the eventual reunion all the sweeter when a distant relative helped bring the family back together.

We can only imagine how incredible it must have been for Julie to suddenly come face to face with 50 new relatives.

It’s wonderful that, after a separation of more than 50 years, the family’s missing puzzle piece is back in place.