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When This Woman Told Students About Her Adoption, A Classmate Suddenly Realized A 30 Year Old Truth

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Do not forget to visit the channel WATCHJOJO ANIMALS https://goo.gl/438CPy ► Facebook/Lizzie Delgado https://goo.gl/hHEZ5k contact us at:[email protected] http://watchjojo.com ************************************************************** On the first day of any class, students can usually count on one thing: a round-table introduction. And this was certainly the case for Lizzie Valverde at Columbia University in January 2013. But while the autobiographical facts offered aren’t typically fascinating ones, what Valverde revealed proved to be an exception for one student. Indeed, one of her unsuspecting classmates was stunned by what she learned that day. The introductory session for a creative writing class at the School of General Studies of Columbia University proved to be an extraordinary chapter in the lives of two participants. Valverde had only enrolled for the course at the last minute and didn’t have the first idea about what she was to set in motion as she cleared her throat and began to talk. Then the 33-year-old gave her classmates a few facts about herself – with details that would leave one particular female student in disbelief. Valverde had noticed the woman’s extreme reaction and, after the class had finished, watched as she approached. The two students then spoke further, and a line of questioning aimed at Valverde seemed to make up her interviewer’s mind. The stranger subsequently told Valverde that she had helped solve a 30-year-old family secret; and when the woman explained how, the news stunned both classmates. Furthermore, when their story went viral, it was the internet’s turn to be astonished. Columbia University’s School of General Studies is intended to provide an Ivy League education to students from non-traditional backgrounds. And before she walked into class on that fateful day, Valverde’s life could certainly have been said to have followed an unconventional path. She was born on December 8, 1979, in Tampa, Florida, but wouldn’t live there for long, having been adopted shortly after coming into this world. And her adoptive parents – the Delgados – lived more than a thousand miles away from the Sunshine State, in New Jersey. This, moreover, is where their new little girl spent her formative years. But now, in her mid-30s and with a family of her own, Valverde had made an important life decision. She would go back to school and indulge her passion for creative writing by studying it formally. So with the help of the School of General Studies, Valverde had enrolled at Columbia University. And while she had only signed up for the creative writing course minutes before class started, she nonetheless arrived in time for the customary introductions that day in January 2013. Furthermore, as a budding writer, Valverde was more than happy to share the story of her life so far. But as the new student spoke to the group at Columbia’s Kent Hall about herself – including the fact she had been adopted – she couldn’t help noticing something. Specifically, it appeared as though something was seriously wrong with the woman sitting across from her. “It looked like she was having a panic attack,” Valverde would tell The New York Times in May 2015. Little did Valverde know, however, that the student sat at the opposite side of the table had a very similar life story to her own. Her name was Katy Olson, and she was a year younger than Valverde. Born with a mild case of cerebral palsy, Olson had also been adopted at a young age. But, as it turned out, her family had lived in Florida for some time before moving to Iowa in the Midwest. On top of that, Olson had previously spent time delving into her personal past to try and find out more about her biological family. And, through arduous online research, she had uncovered the identity of her birth mother. In the process, however, the inquisitive woman had also found out that she may have had an elder sister called Delgado. From there, Olson did more online digging about the woman who could be her sister. And as a result, she discovered that her long-lost sibling had grown up in the New Jersey area. Olson also learned that her sister had got married and had ended up studying at Columbia University: the very same institution she herself was attending. ************************************************************** ►Image credits:Facebook/Lizzie Delgado https://goo.gl/hHEZ5k ►web: http://watchjojo.com ► SUBSCRIBE US: https://goo.gl/Z4nZcg ► Follow Us On Google Plus: https://goo.gl/JYf9Rr ► Like us Our Facebook Page: https://goo.gl/C5Rv92 ► Follow On Twitter: https://goo.gl/PZ2U1R ►Source : https://goo.gl/zR2iyE Reference http://scribol.com/lifestyle/woman-told-students-about-adoption-classmate-realized-truth/ #watchjojo
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dynodish (1 day ago)
Fuck all boring. I kept spacing out and have no idea what happened. Also the music is idiotic.
Anne Slater (1 day ago)
elder sister, not "elderly"......
Amber Branks (2 days ago)
Olson has a beautiful face!
wildfire160 (4 days ago)
How the heck is it a "CHANCE" meeting in class when the younger sibling had been specifically going there to find her older sister??...
Ciara G (4 days ago)
Mary-Anne Delaney (4 days ago)
Nice story, but not told well.
Amanda H. Ulr, RN (4 days ago)
Did they get a DNA test done to be sure? I’d hate if they got so close then found out they weren’t sisters.
James Bigglesworth (6 days ago)
too long winded
Mrssewhardtoplease (7 days ago)
The sister didn’t reply to her emails, little did she know they’d be in the same room before long. Older sister is prejudiced and a bitch.
Mrssewhardtoplease (7 days ago)
The majority of us are not dumb, why is this so repetitive?
Raffaella Vitiello (8 days ago)
get to the point left after 2 minutes. very annoying, you have to learn to tell a story
OliviaRudy Wilson (8 days ago)
tyrcyfu utyvbn (8 days ago)
If I were to find out I had a secret biological sibling, I'd be sort of mad if they confronted me. I'd have a feeling of like I have to be nice to them, while I could have completely different interests.
Christine Still (9 days ago)
Yes, you do drag these out a bit long. Most can guess the end after 2 mins.
SugarTree Crochet (9 days ago)
An elderly sister?
Stefan The Cannon (9 days ago)
Elderly sister... try older or elder not 👵🏻
Angela WildBloom (10 days ago)
They look 100% not related...they look totally different
Alkaris (10 days ago)
Condense this story in 2-3 minutes, you keep repeating the same thing over and over.
John Simms (10 days ago)
Please no more loud music at the end of the video.
bibby42 (10 days ago)
Other then both having double chins, they look nothing alike at all in even the slightest.
biofall38 (10 days ago)
I.25x is the best way to watch this
Lloyd Gordon (10 days ago)
You supposed to walk away from a story Like This Feeling Good. But the way this video was made. Was torturously irritating
Raffaella Vitiello (8 days ago)
Lloyd Gordon. very well said,could not saying better haha
Murderous Johnny (11 days ago)
Columbia school of general study is design to make money off of idiots who think degrees with a fancy name matter...just fyi.
Aimee Curry (11 days ago)
camille mcaloon (11 days ago)
Too much creative writing for u😠😠😠
Lainey Wright (11 days ago)
How many other viewers bumped ahead in this video? I DID! It took you nearly 8 minutes to tell us what we knew in the first 30 seconds! The story would have been just as good it shortened to three minutes.
Schizo bunny (11 days ago)
Oh isn’t god great!?. Nah, she got abandoned and adopted to find her sister decades later. Honestly I don’t even know if to believe this story. And if you know anything it is that most stories always have left out parts.
Linda Lulu (11 days ago)
Beautiful girls!!!
arshad khan (11 days ago)
We live in a small world indeed.
Anya Mcdonald (11 days ago)
nice story, very nice story. i have read the comments and it occurred to me that there areli re clearly some people who are faithless. let them believe what they want to believe. me personally i believe in a higher power, but i do not believe in what the religious text have led everyone to think is true. because according to them "WOMEN CAUSED ALL THE SIN IN THE WORLD" and i find that hard to swallow..
mjgarrett9885ify (11 days ago)
Great story . Off the subject but doctors use to say being over weight is genetic . But look at at the mom child with the mom nd sister who we adopt .
Jim Carter (11 days ago)
Can't get attention span to get through this but I get they are sisters. Nice.
Jonathan Wilberding (11 days ago)
They should make a movie script but make it more creepy where the girl is is a stocker
Tanya Brown (11 days ago)
this would of been a great story if it wasnt all dragged out to a horrible degree and nope i wont be sharing this due to that
Trinh Nguyen (12 days ago)
This is truly fate! Glad they found each other!
Delo777s (12 days ago)
She found her sister THE END your welcome
Jesus Christ, thank you, you're a lifesaver and a god
Keznen (1 day ago)
Delo777s Don't be cocky. Slang isn't the same as plain old shit grammar.
BabyDoll J.B (1 day ago)
Delo777s LOL I kinda like the way you tell the story better. Thanks 😊
Roland Taylor (1 day ago)
I got no jams (2 days ago)
Thanks, you helped me.
ICE69ROG (12 days ago)
Wow, what a great story . ⛪💒
A. Lugo (12 days ago)
I need you to learn how to get to the point and these sisters look like a before and after picture.
RCWOZDUDE (12 days ago)
Who doesn't like chicken wings and have weird toes.
SandMan Jono (12 days ago)
Interesting video but WHY do you drag this story out & repeat so many times zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Lil Palm tree (4 days ago)
SandMan Jono to make the video longer....
Alocinder (11 days ago)
Thanks for sharing. I thought my PC suddenly had a virus....not. Just kiddin'. actually it was my grandson who has down syndrome. Eli came running over to me to tell me ,''Nana, I broke the computer !''
Truth Sayer (11 days ago)
Yep. I try to click on these too often.
John Sweeney (11 days ago)
SandMan Jono certainly took us the long way to the point
Because they have to make it at least five minutes so they can make money off it.
Jennifer Coleman (12 days ago)
To think your sister had died at birth to find her in a college class. Simply amazing.
Fernando Peña (12 days ago)
I know who knew. Not very funny.
Andromeda 1 (12 days ago)
Great story, thank you.
gohstdog23 (12 days ago)
Damn , this is like listening to a long ass prayer at the table when your hungry .
orlybabe (5 days ago)
Lol 😂 😂
gohstdog23 (9 days ago)
Sheila Karch 😂🤣😁niiice!
Sheila Karch (10 days ago)
gohstdog23 you could say Grace yourself using this prayer my older brother taught me when I was in elementary school: “Bless the bread and bless the meat. It’s getting late, Amen. Let’s eat!” Mom nearly killed him but it’s become a long running joke in the family and never fails to make everyone laugh.
Tina p (12 days ago)
Rachel Xavier (12 days ago)
Beautifully stated.
Briheem Robinson (12 days ago)
I think the chick found out who her sister was and took it upon herself to take the same class smh 🤦🏻‍♂️
DeeDee Viera (12 days ago)
OMG this is the craziest thing I've seen! I know Lizzie and her family! OMG I frequent the bar they own religiously lol wow I'm so glad she was blessed to be able to find and connect with her sister! I wish them many more years of catching up and fun stories to share together!
BabyDoll J.B (1 day ago)
So cool to find a video about people you know IRL. That's really cool!😀
Kay Donnelly (11 days ago)
DeeDee Viera pp
jimforjzs777 (12 days ago)
Do you edit your vids at all? You keep repeating info. And you talk too much.
Colleen Marie (2 days ago)
jimforjzs777 i
Donna Mcdonald (12 days ago)
"An elderly sister," lol. :)
Jennifer Caldwell (11 days ago)
Donna Mcdonald lol I caught that too
mcconn746 (12 days ago)
Great Video. If they were born today, Planned Parenthood would have insured this would not have happened.
loufromthe90s (12 days ago)
Don’t mean to be asshole but was their a dna test done to confirm all of this for all she know this could be a scam
Simon DV (3 days ago)
loufromthe90s ur right dude
loufromthe90s (3 days ago)
Simon DV am I wrong though this is a cold world to live in
Simon DV (3 days ago)
loufromthe90s lol always that one person
Sean Sean (6 days ago)
bibby42 yes!!!! They are 100% not related, gauranteed.for sure.
bibby42 (10 days ago)
Right? I mean they don't look alike at all!
agatenby41 (12 days ago)
i've got a long lost sister as well, she didnt know about her extended family either, with these 2 you can see the similiarites just look at their eyes.
Sean Sean (6 days ago)
agatenby41 you're joking, right?
LeBron James (12 days ago)
This is guy everywhere
ripsi1969 (12 days ago)
I try watching these videos, but it gets annoying when they run on for hours blabbing about nonsense when the whole story could've easily been 30 seconds long.
BabyDoll J.B (1 day ago)
As long as the story is true & not an out right lie, I don't mind. There r so many of these types of channel's. I can't remember which of the many alike channels are the ones that lie about facts, say well known people are dead when they're not& the worse is when they dont do any research & no fact checks, it's very irritating. I don't like them, but never know which are which.
Synick (9 days ago)
for the ad revenue.
Able Bodied (12 days ago)
ripsi1969. Why continue watching?
Christine Trujillo (12 days ago)
ripsi1969 right?
Tina p (12 days ago)
That was Awesome. Thank God.
ohohvalerie (12 days ago)
I hope she explained by she dodged her sisters emails
Alexander R. (12 days ago)
I feel like all of these are completely made up
Ben Cutten (12 days ago)
They're sisters...
MyChilepepper (12 days ago)
To their mother: if you are lazy to raise two beautiful daughters, give them up for adoption, dusted your hands and lets someone else enjoy the responsibilities. Next, make another baby. Great!
Tracy Hurd (12 days ago)
Isn't it amazing how God works?! Wow!
Josh21Foster (11 days ago)
How who works?
Inae Kim (11 days ago)
Tracy Hurd If it's your God's work, he shouldn't play a stupid game with someone else's life like that.
Nicole Smith (11 days ago)
Robert Luben No, HE did not. The fully aware adults made the decisions for themselves. Stop blaming God for the decisions people CHOOSE to make for themselves.
Robert Luben (11 days ago)
Look it's hard to blame em, they were lied to by people who were lied to by people who were lied to reaching back to a time where telling someone you didn't believe would get you skinned alive or burned alive or publicly drowned or any of the other wonderfully gruesome ways they devised to punish heathens. Imagine if right now outside your door there were people who would murder you if you didn't believe in the easter bunny and there was nothing you could ever do about it... You would make damn sure that your kids believed in the easter bunny or at least could fake belief.
kramster20032 (12 days ago)
As it was said in Constantine, God is a kid with an ant farm. People are predictable lady. When we don't understand something we chalk it up to "mysterious ways" or "gods plan" all bullshit really.
Vierotchka (12 days ago)
An older sister, not an elderly sister.
serialgriller4life (12 days ago)
The skinny girl looks eerily (almost) identical to my exgirlfriend 🤔😲....
Dubblez (12 days ago)
Nice video, I like all the background information
The lemonade stand (12 days ago)
Omg I was born on December 8th and adopted as a baby!!!!
B Mandel (12 days ago)
Hmm. Kinda creepy. At least it turned out well for them, so yay! :)
B Mandel (12 days ago)
I've been trolled. Ugh.
Samual Whittemore (12 days ago)
B Mandel That's not creepy! Your comment is creepy though.
Cloyette Grant (12 days ago)
Praise God for his mercy.
Guildan hogreaper (12 days ago)
Serenity Henson (12 days ago)
Woah! So they are sisters?
ufewl (12 days ago)
can't hear, some cunt is playing music over it. unsubscribed.
Hello People (12 days ago)
Tell me the ending I hate listen to these long stories
Christine Trujillo (12 days ago)
They are sister
CrazyGirlForever (12 days ago)
Sean Russell (12 days ago)
Hello People - They're sisters.
Cale Willier (12 days ago)
Pearl Wherry (12 days ago)
Sorry background music😕
Dicietard (4 days ago)
Pearl Wherry what
spikeeus17GT (12 days ago)
That was a nice video
Mr. G (12 days ago)
Even though this is amazing it's kind of not too unrealistic considering she researched her sister before and knew that she had attended that school before so it wasn't intended that she would meet her there it was a small possibility and well... It happened.
Able Bodied (12 days ago)
Mr. G. Yes it is real easy to find someone on campus.
bubba pacha (12 days ago)
Mylene Hobman lmao abso-freaking-lutely!!! LIFE OF THE PARTY!!!!!!
Mylene Hobman (12 days ago)
Mr. G bet your fun at parties...
Micheal Calzone (12 days ago)
Captain Freedom (12 days ago)
Good for Ms. Velveeta.
Mordant221 (12 days ago)
Captain Freedom cheese
Able Bodied (12 days ago)
That was God.
I Am Not Error (11 days ago)
Able Bodied you cant nit pick the good parts. According to the bible and our reality, god is a total cunt
Able Bodied (12 days ago)
Tina p. Mom could have aborted each of them. Instead she gave them a better life. Now we hate moms that give up babies at birth and the ones that abort too. Please. Mom didn't eat her babies.
Tina p (12 days ago)
The Lions Den No use getting mad at me over it, I didn't abandon anyone. lol But hey anyways , It's all good.
Tina p (12 days ago)
I'm just glad the sister's found each other, And yes I agree the sister's missed out on their childhood together because of the mother, she does not deserve to be in their lives now.

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