A 90-year-old woman named Celestine Thompson survived a fire back in 1992 that put her in a coma for two years. And when she woke up, she'd lost her memory, and couldn't remember who her family was.
Celestine had moved from Mississippi when she was 14, and lived in Buffalo, New York for over 30 years. Apparently she never had kids. But ever since the fire, she's been trying to get her memory back.
Then recently, the name "Clarence Woolard" popped into her head. So a friend looked for a Clarence Woolard living in Mississippi, and FOUND ONE . . . who turned out to be Celestine's NEPHEW.
And Clarence told her he isn't her ONLY living relative . . . she has 187 OF THEM, including 23 nieces and nephews, 64 grand nieces and nephews, 66 GREAT-grand nieces and nephews, and 34 GREAT-GREAT-grand nieces and nephews.
It turns out everyone thought Celestine had passed away. But on Saturday, they had a big family reunion . . . almost 50 YEARS since she'd last seen any of them in person.
Celestine said she'd been praying to live long enough to find her family and be with them again. And now her prayers have been answered. (WLOX / WTVA)