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This mother and son have been a world away from one another since he was just a toddlers so how did he respond in the reunion and how does this all happen in the first place well it all started when she won an unusual lottery.
Only to be launched into one of the biggest struggles of her life.
I just they don't -- spend you know.
She won the lottery so why is she crying.
Salons and NBC was born and raised in Cameroon Africa -- her baby boy it was just a few months old a friend entered -- -- to a lottery.
Offered by the US government the prize the winner would receive the United States visa that's right a chance to live in America.
This young mother amazingly.
One what does that do to design of this I don't know just -- You know that's what just -- -- -- -- -- -- escaping a life of poverty in Africa was a chance of a lifetime coming to the US would mean she'd have to leave her one year old baby behind.
To be raised temporarily.
By her sister.
In that sometime you make choices you don't know if it's going to be back but you have to think those things because.
I -- official -- you wouldn't.
-- -- moved to America where she didn't know a soul she spoke only French and started working in the kitchen at Burger King.
That was seven years ago now she's fluent in English a US citizen has a college degree.
And is several years into her nursing career.
I think women -- -- -- in the another accomplishment.
She was finally granted -- US visa for her now eight year old son nannies.
We caught up with salons hours before her son's plane was to arrive in Houston.
He was headed to live with her for the first time since he was a baby -- -- slave.
She spent all night looking out the clothes she bought them and it's always a friend game I don't know who else 'cause there.
She was excited I just on the -- came in very bad and afraid for what if he -- -- hit on like me.
After the -- and the tears she nervous sleep.
Her eyes lit up when she spotted unease here and it and she bolted to embrace her baby.
I think there are a bit yeah I have a Milan judge that -- out.
Folks at about it he seemed equally excited to see her.
You that there -- about as she heads to take her handsome guy home for the first time in seven years.
He reached for her hand.
A love that apparently has lasted being years and miles apart.
A mother and son changed forever thanks to a lottery and the land of opportunity.
At Houston's big airport and Donnelly -- fox 26 news.
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