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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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Wendy Harper (3 days ago)
Great story! You can sure see the family resemblance. Glad things worked out. Occasionally one hears of situations when either the adopted child or birth parent do not want a connection with the one who has been searching.
Barbara T (1 month ago)
Good God. The closing music is about TEN TIMES LOUDER than the video. Don't listen with headphones!
Jean Sooter (1 month ago)
That is an amazing story I hope you guys have the rest of your lives to spend together and God bless you and I'm just so happy for you.
Bird Chirp (1 month ago)
Freaking amazing.
David Phillips (2 months ago)
had to give up listening to video, story teller too annoying
Ted Cameron (2 months ago)
Awesome.
Sandy Lipscomb (2 months ago)
Divine intervention ✝️✝️✝️
Elaine Twum (2 months ago)
Enjoy the stories, but sloooowwww. Come on, get to the point! Zzzzzzzzzz
Fiddleronthecube (2 months ago)
"How to make a 20second story stretch into an excruciating seven-minute ear-bender" would be a better title.
dede4004 (3 months ago)
Are these stories for real, or are they all made up?
Magan Heinrich (4 months ago)
I have 3 siblings that I am searching for
Nora Nora (4 months ago)
She had a 30 something "elderly" sister? So...now we qualify for senior citizen discounts in our thirties?
jay garce (4 months ago)
After a whole bunch of beers... "Do you like chicken wings?" "I love chicken wings"... "Do you have a weird pinky toe?" "Yes, I have a weird pinky toe". "Are you chubby?" "Nope just you." ... Still a feel good story. I am happy for them.
looboo52251 (4 months ago)
long and tedious. also "older sister" not "old".
Connie Pratt (4 months ago)
ANGELS working overtime...🤗🤗
Aadila Vally (4 months ago)
Please can you start pronouncing the word also properly phonetically it's all so. It's not osal only my 3 year old neace says that and it's disturbing to hear a grown man say it.
Linda Hollinger (4 months ago)
Instead of narrating everything how about just playing the video and letting them talk and then adding a few things here and there. Probably be a lot more interesting that hear the narrator just prattle on and on.
Matilda Martin (4 months ago)
What a wonderful outcome WOW god is in the mix!!!!!!
B M (4 months ago)
For some reason, I can't stand his voice. It's so annoying. Video too long with boring details that only needs 3 mins tops to tell the whole story
Hartcore11 (4 months ago)
So much for genetics being the reason for obesity excuse.
Linda (4 months ago)
Elderly sister?????? ROFL It's ELDER sister.
ALLxoxoxoxo (5 months ago)
If you pay attention this is often how videos are now. everybody has to cheat.
Linda Tuttle (5 months ago)
Life has mysterious ways. May the sisters have a long overdue relationship
Don Diego Vega (5 months ago)
Some mom though. She had these kids and gave them up. One with cerebral palsy! Nice job mom! And she went to their graduation. Well, the people who raised those young ladies, they are the parents. By the way, was this simple story irritatingly drawn out? YES!
Bonnie Howell (5 months ago)
Way too wordy. Repetition doesn’t replace meaningful content.
SavageRabbit (5 months ago)
this guy sucks highly repetitive with problem getting to the point.
Planet Crazy (5 months ago)
That background music is mind numbing. If i want to listen to music, I will search for music. This is a news/information video, dont add stupid music to it.
Raiya Lynn (5 months ago)
*gets blood test* it is 99% That you two are Not related
Alexa Penn (5 months ago)
WHAT!!!???? non-traditional students!!!??? you've got to be kidding. most of them are upper middle class rich kids - yeah, some are on scholarships; middle class kids without tuition usually need loans, which take a lifetime to pay off!! There are a few 'different' types of students, but no more than any other college. as a matter of fact, city and state schools are the non-traditional ones. most of the students at Columbia are white (sprinkled with many Asians) who take vacations in the summer. They are not like the kids who have to work at my grocery store, no matter how smart they are or kids who have to work in the summer or have a job while studying (like i and five other kids did out of over 30 in my class). non-traditional, my foot!!!!!!!!!! i went there and worked there, and live in the neighborhood!!! non-traditional, jeesh!!!
Barbie (5 months ago)
The explanation is God.
Blue Frost (5 months ago)
How sweet
Jordan Lynch (5 months ago)
she found out it was her from the future
nicegal46235 (5 months ago)
Have they done a DNA test? Cause they don't look like each other
Donna Woodford (5 months ago)
New Jersey is the Garden state - Florida is the Sunshine state.
Donna Woodford (5 months ago)
New Jersey is the Garden state - Florida is the Sunshine state.
HecticGames (5 months ago)
She ugly af 😂😂😂
Blue Frost (5 months ago)
HecticGames Rudeeee
Miranda Clarke (5 months ago)
So their mother had one baby she abandoned and then had another baby with medical issues and gave her away too? That women should've been sterilized. No respect for a woman who couldn't handle birth control enough to stop having babies she didn't want.
Herculeast (5 months ago)
GET ON WITH IT!
Centennial (5 months ago)
get to the point!
dynodish (6 months ago)
Fuck all boring. I kept spacing out and have no idea what happened. Also the music is idiotic.
Anne Slater (6 months ago)
elder sister, not "elderly"......
Amber Branks (6 months ago)
Olson has a beautiful face!
wildfire160 (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
OMFG GET TO THE STORY FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
Mary-Anne Delaney (6 months ago)
Nice story, but not told well.
James Bigglesworth (6 months ago)
too long winded
Mrssewhardtoplease (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
The majority of us are not dumb, why is this so repetitive?
Raffaella Vitiello (6 months ago)
get to the point left after 2 minutes. very annoying, you have to learn to tell a story
OliviaRudy Wilson (6 months ago)
4;33 THAT NECK THO XD
Nitta (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Yes, you do drag these out a bit long. Most can guess the end after 2 mins.
LifeGoddessTaimat (5 months ago)
Christine Still Two seconds. I just read the title and knew.
SugarTree Crochet (6 months ago)
An elderly sister?
Stefan The Cannon (6 months ago)
Elderly sister... try older or elder not 👵🏻
Angela WildBloom (6 months ago)
They look 100% not related...they look totally different
LifeGoddessTaimat (5 months ago)
Angela WildBloom Their facial bone structure is quite similar.
Alkaris (6 months ago)
Condense this story in 2-3 minutes, you keep repeating the same thing over and over.
John Simms (6 months ago)
Please no more loud music at the end of the video.
bibby42 (6 months ago)
Other then both having double chins, they look nothing alike at all in even the slightest.
LifeGoddessTaimat (5 months ago)
bibby42 Their facial bone structure is quite similar.
biofall38 (6 months ago)
I.25x is the best way to watch this
Lloyd Gordon (6 months ago)
You supposed to walk away from a story Like This Feeling Good. But the way this video was made. Was torturously irritating
LifeGoddessTaimat (5 months ago)
Lloyd Gordon Kind of like your grammar.
Raffaella Vitiello (6 months ago)
Lloyd Gordon. very well said,could not saying better haha
Murderous Johnny (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
GOD IS SO MIRACULOUS!!!
camille mcaloon (6 months ago)
Too much creative writing for u😠😠😠
Lainey Wright (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Beautiful girls!!!
arshad khan (6 months ago)
We live in a small world indeed.
Anya Mcdonald (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Can't get attention span to get through this but I get they are sisters. Nice.
Jonathan Wilberding (6 months ago)
They should make a movie script but make it more creepy where the girl is is a stocker
Tanya Brown (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
This is truly fate! Glad they found each other!
Delo777s (6 months ago)
She found her sister THE END your welcome
Tankizard (29 days ago)
+Keznen understanding slang is just slang, I whore bad grammar. Oh by the way, slang is still bad grammar, Bigus Dikus
newphillygirl (1 month ago)
Delo777s I’m so thankful for ya
biggestbrowneyes (4 months ago)
Thanks I thought she was her daughter Peace !
LifeGoddessTaimat (5 months ago)
Delo777s *you're
Blue Frost (5 months ago)
Delo777s whyyyyyyyy
ICE69ROG (6 months ago)
Wow, what a great story . ⛪💒
A. Lugo (6 months ago)
I need you to learn how to get to the point and these sisters look like a before and after picture.
RCWOZDUDE (6 months ago)
Who doesn't like chicken wings and have weird toes.
SandMan Jono (6 months ago)
Interesting video but WHY do you drag this story out & repeat so many times zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
DIYdancers 11 (4 months ago)
SandMan Jono I
Cup Cake (6 months ago)
SandMan Jono to make the video longer....
Alocinder (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Yep. I try to click on these too often.
Jennifer Coleman (6 months ago)
To think your sister had died at birth to find her in a college class. Simply amazing.
Fernando Peña (6 months ago)
I know who knew. Not very funny.
Andromeda 1 (6 months ago)
Great story, thank you.
gohstdog23 (5 months ago)
Damn , this is like listening to a long ass prayer at the table when you're hungry .
Raiya Lynn (5 months ago)
Amen.
gohstdog23 (5 months ago)
LifeGoddessTaimat tanhk yuo!😁
LifeGoddessTaimat (5 months ago)
gohstdog23 *you're
orlybabe (6 months ago)
Lol 😂 😂
gohstdog23 (6 months ago)
Sheila Karch 😂🤣😁niiice!
Briheem Robinson (6 months ago)
I think the chick found out who her sister was and took it upon herself to take the same class smh 🤦🏻‍♂️
DeeDee Viera (6 months 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!
PaperDoll Baby (6 months ago)
So cool to find a video about people you know IRL. That's really cool!😀
Kay Donnelly (6 months ago)
DeeDee Viera pp
jimforjzs777 (6 months ago)
Do you edit your vids at all? You keep repeating info. And you talk too much.
RedloveinDevilkittey Bob (5 months ago)
jimforjzs777 if he dosent edit how would there be photos?
Colleen Marie (6 months ago)
jimforjzs777 i
Donna Mcdonald (6 months ago)
"An elderly sister," lol. :)
Miranda Clarke (5 months ago)
Kat U are correct. I heard it wrong the first time.
Kat (5 months ago)
Listen again. They said elderly.
Miranda Clarke (5 months ago)
Donna Mcdonald They said elder sister, not elderly..
Jennifer Caldwell (6 months ago)
Donna Mcdonald lol I caught that too
mcconn746 (6 months ago)
Great Video. If they were born today, Planned Parenthood would have insured this would not have happened.
LifeGoddessTaimat (5 months ago)
mcconn746 *assured
agatenby41 (6 months 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 months ago)
agatenby41 you're joking, right?
LeBron James (6 months ago)
This is guy everywhere
ripsi1969 (6 months 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.
PaperDoll Baby (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
for the ad revenue.
Able Bodied (6 months ago)
ripsi1969. Why continue watching?
Christine Trujillo (6 months ago)
ripsi1969 right?
Tina p (6 months ago)
That was Awesome. Thank God.
ohohvalerie (6 months ago)
I hope she explained by she dodged her sisters emails
Alexander R. (6 months ago)
I feel like all of these are completely made up
Ben Cutten (6 months ago)
They're sisters...
MyChilepepper (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Isn't it amazing how God works?! Wow!
Josh21Foster (6 months ago)
How who works?
Inae Kim (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
An older sister, not an elderly sister.
Star Child (1 month ago)
LMAO
Dubblez (6 months ago)
Nice video, I like all the background information
The lemonade stand (6 months ago)
Omg I was born on December 8th and adopted as a baby!!!!
B Mandel (6 months ago)
Hmm. Kinda creepy. At least it turned out well for them, so yay! :)
B Mandel (6 months ago)
I've been trolled. Ugh.
Samual Whittemore (6 months ago)
B Mandel That's not creepy! Your comment is creepy though.

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