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PBS News Hour | The story of a mother and daughter about their unbreakable bond | Season 2024

FINALLY TONIGHT FOR MOTHER’S DAY AN ANIMATED STORY FROM OUR PARTNERS AT STORYCORPS.

YOMI YOUNG WAS BORN WITH A RARE GENETIC CONDITION THAT CAUSES HER BONES TO BREAK UNDER THE LEAST PRESSURE.

SHE AND HER MOTHER, SARAH CHURCHILL, talked about the day she was born.

>> YOUR SKULL WAS BROKEN, YOUR ARMS CAMILLE YOUR RIBS, YOUR LEGS.

And they said you would probably die overnight.

The best thing would be to leave you in the hospital.

But there was no way I could leave you there.

They had a rocking chair, and I would sit there and hold you.

I remember our hearts touching.

WE ALWAYS SAY: WE HAVE A HEART, YOU AND ME.

>> What was it like taking care of me over the years?

>> I remember I was giving you a bath, you turned your arm and I heard it.

And you cried, I cry.

>> USED TO TRACK MY FRACTURES, BUT THEN THEY FELL OUT OF CONTROL.

I would fall.

OR I REMEMBER A TIME ONE OF MY SISTERS LEFT AN ORANGE OUT AND SOMETHING BREAKED.

IF YOU LOOKED AT ME TOO HARD, I WOULD BREAK.

I HAVE MY DOWN PERIODS.

But I don’t always have to articulate every single thing because you get it.

YOU UNDERSTAND.

ONE OF MY REGRETS BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE MY OWN CHILDREN.

AND I THINK ONE OF THE GREATEST DESIRE TO BE A MOTHER IS TO BE ABLE TO BEAR THE LEGACY OF LOVE THAT YOU BEGAN WITH ME.

You often tell me that you believe I chose you.

>> I THINK CHILDREN GET A GIFT TO THEIR PARENT.

>> I DON’T KNOW IF I’VE EVER TOLD YOU THIS, BUT I ALSO FEEL LIKE YOU CHOSE ME.

If you had run away and left me there when I was born, no one would have looked askance.

>> I FELT THAT YOU WERE PART OF ME.

I KNOW I made the right decision.

>> AND I HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED YOU FOR THAT.

>> IT IS MY HONOR.