A woman shares how a test for breast cancer reveals she was sold at birth alongside seven other siblings.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Reissa Spier wanted to find out whether she was a carrier of BRCA genes. She feared that she might pass it to her daughter. Turns out she was denied a screening because she was adopted, according to the “Washington Post.”
Years later, when she received a DNA test for her 62nd birthday, she discovered that she didn’t carry the mutation. She also found an incredible secret. Spier discovered she had several siblings and half-siblings and that her biological parents sold her along with seven other children.
Reissa reconnected with many of her new siblings using “23andMe” and “Ancestry.” When asked if it was difficult to reconnect, Reissa reflected and said, “It didn’t hurt me by meeting them, she said. “If anything, it enhanced me.” There are still a lot of questions about her mysterious family background.
Finding out you were sold at birth!? At least give her some of that money sheesh!
Speaking of babies. Here’s some funny names people texted in on the show last week if you missed it!
- ”My co-worker named her baby ‘Strawberry Rain’. Which would be a great baby name, if she had given birth to a bottle of shampoo.”
- “Kingslayer. Wish I was kidding.”
- “Diesel Duramax,” which at least one person thought was “the most badass name ever.”
- Jennifer with a T. Why? Because her parents wanted her to be different.”
- “Taqueria, and for those who don’t speak Spanish. A ‘Taqueria’ is a place that sells tacos.”
- ”Extra points for the kid I met named Moon Star.”
Source: The U.S. Sun