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Gueydan mother reconnected with daughter in Puerto Rico

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A Gueydan mother is filled with nothing but gratitude after hearing from her daughter in Puerto Rico for the first time in nearly two weeks.

KATC first spoke with that mother days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. She was worried about her daughter who has epilepsy.

Dozens of viewers who saw the story offered their help, and Monday the mother and daughter were reconnected.

After 13 days with no word from her daughter, Robin Trahan said she started losing hope.

"I guess it's the human side of you. You know, as the days go on you lose hope, and I shouldn't have. I ask forgiveness for that," said Trahan.

Even with all of the support from good Samaritans on social media, Trahan said she wasn't fully convinced that her daughter, Jamie Langlois, was okay. One woman even messaged Trahan to tell her a family member had made contact with Langlois.

"And she told me that Jamie got with her mother who's in Puerto Rico and asked her to call me and tell me she was okay," said Trahan.

That made Trahan only slightly less anxious.

"Knowing she was okay from someone else, it just didn't do the right thing," said Trahan.

If Langlois was safe, her mother knew she would need an ID to fly back to the states. The first one Trahan tried to send her was lost in the storm. When she tried to get a new one, she said the DMV turned her down. KATC reached out to the Governor's office for help, and it paid off.

"And they got her ID and they got it to her. They even texted a picture of her with her ID and her thumb up. Okay, everything's okay," said Trahan.

With a full heart and her sights set on the day her daughter can fly back home, Trahan said the only thing left to say is, 'Thank you.'

"Thank you for all of their time, their effort, their caring, their thoughtfulness. They held me up. When I was at my lowest point, they held me up," said Trahan.

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