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Mom meets daughter she thought died shortly after birth

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Standing outside her Olivette home Thursday afternoon, 76-year-old Zella Jackson-Price rattled off the names of her six adult children.

"Sharon, Theon, then Diane, then Harvey, Lisa, and the baby boy Chuck."

In an unusual reunion, Jackson-Price was about to meet one of her children, Melanie Diane Gilmore, for the first time, 49 years after she says a nurse told her the premature child died hours after her birth. According to Jackson-Price, in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital, Jackson-Price gave birth to baby Diane. Shortly after, a nurse delivered the worst news possible.

"She came up to me three hours later and said your baby passed."

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