A happy ending for two long-lost sisters

02 Dec, 2013

by Jenna Kashou

This is a Guest Post by the 5th Pfister Narrator – Jenna Kashou

You might remember back in February, I wrote about two long-lost sisters, Simone from England and Ciera from Milwaukee. Before a visit last year at the Pfister Hotel, they never knew of each other and had both lost contact with their father.

Last week, Kenneth (The Pfister’s front desk manager) and I received the following email out of the blue from Simone:

Hi to you both:

I hope you remember me from February; I visited Milwaukee to meet my sister who I had never met before.

Well thanks to you both, we have a very happy ending. Since you published the blog, we had a chap contact us who had read it on line. He knew our dad from his Vidal Sassoon days and he gave us lots of info and pictures of our dad, which we were both very grateful of.

On Saturday against all hopes, we found our Dad. It was through the Vidal Sassoon network we found him and both Ciera and myself have both corresponded with our Dad.

I personally would like to thank you both so much. If you Kenneth had not given me Jenna’s email, the blog would not have been written and there would not be two very happy daughters in the world right now. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart. Jenna, thank you for taking the time to publish it, without the blog we would never have found him.

It is early days but I hope in the not too distant future I will visit Ciera and together we will see our dad, for me again for Ciera, the first time.

I just wanted you both to know between you, our dreams have come true.

With best wishes and heartfelt thanks,

Simone Ingram

Do you have goosebumps? I certainly did, and do every time I re-read this letter. Just in time for the holidays, it’s a great reminder that our world is smaller than we think, and that magic can happen. Some may say our digital culture has made our world more impersonal.  But through Facebook, Simone found Ciera and through the Pfister blog, they found their father. So here is a great lesson even for the techno-phobes – reach out and connect,  you never know who you may find.

  • http://about.me/zick Dustin Zick

    Such a great, inspiring story!

About the author

Jenna Kashou

A Milwaukee native and freelance writer, Kashou has published in local publications such as Milwaukee Magazine, M Magazine and the Shepherd Express. Find her weekly adventures of city life as MilwaukeeMag.com's ‘Girl About Town.’ Kashou earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in mass communications and Spanish, and a graduate certificate in digital storytelling from Marquette University. By day, she is a grant writer for Radio Milwaukee and has worked in the nonprofit sector in arts and education for 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys dabbling in everything from being a DJ and photography to do-it-yourself deco, yoga and rock climbing.

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