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Correction: Orphaned Sisters Reunited story

October 12, 2015

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about two orphaned Korean sisters who reunited at a Florida hospital, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the sisters were reunited at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. The sisters were reunited and are employed at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Orphaned sisters reunite decades later working at hospital

Orphaned Korean sisters reunited decades later working on same floor of same Florida hospital

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Two orphaned sisters separated decades ago in Korea have been reunited after being hired at the same hospital in southwest Florida.

Holly Hoyle O’Brien was adopted by an American couple in 1978 when she was 9 years old. Her stepmother had taken her younger half-sister years ago and left. Eventually the younger half-sister ended up in an orphanage, was also adopted by an American family. She grew up in Kingston, New York, about 300 miles from where her sister lived in northern Virginia.

Earlier this year, O’Brien was hired at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, working as a nursing assistant on the fourth floor. Two months later Hughes was hired to work on the same floor.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/okwhrvz) reports that DNA tests confirmed their relationship this summer.


Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com

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