Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

At 72 Years Old, Two Women Learn They Were Switched At Birth.

Life can be as unpredictable as rain in the summer. We try to create a sense of security by “doing all the right things." We try to eat as healthy as possible. We move around and try to exercise when we get a break, and we surround ourselves by friends, family, and people who bring something positive into our lives.

But reality is sometimes stranger than fiction, and you really never know if the life you’ve been living was nothing but a lie. At the age of 72, two women realized they were switched at birth back in 1945. The discovery came after a simple DNA test proved there was a major mishap at a hospital in Minnesota.

Linda Jourdeans and Denice Juneski were finally “reunited” after years of not knowing about each other’s existence.

And why should they know about each other? It’s not like these two women were separated at birth or were each other’s long lost twins. Their story is a truly weird one, but the two lovely ladies have bonded through their peculiar situation and are really happy to know the truth.

Linda Jourdeans and Denice Juneski were finally “reunited” after years of not knowing about each other’s existence.

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Linda Jourdeans had always wondered why she looked so different from everyone else in her family.

After all, she was the only redhead in a family that boasted natural blonde hair. At the same time, Denice Juneski had always been curious about being the only blonde in a family of deep dark haired folks.

Linda Jourdeans had always wondered why she looked so different from everyone else in her family.

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But 72 years later, they both got an answer, and it was about to change their entire lives.

The company 23andMe performed several DNA tests and the results were in: Linda and Denice were switched at birth! Somehow, these adorable babies ended up living in the wrong family household. Some might even say, they each lived a life they weren’t supposed to.

But 72 years later, they both got an answer, and it was about to change their entire lives.

Denice Juneski

On December 19, 1945, Linda and Denice were switched at birth at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minneapolis.

At 2:17 am, Denice Mary Mayer was being born. Meanwhile, at 2:48 am, Linda Jean Nielsen was finally starting to take her first breaths in the outside world. Somehow, the nurses at the hospital made a crucial mistake and took them to the wrong room, forever changing their fate.

On December 19, 1945, Linda and Denice were switched at birth at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minneapolis.

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The hospital nurses that cared for them as they came into this world have sadly passed away.

So there's no one who could shed some light on what actually went down and this ended up happening, which could help this mistake from happening again. Despite the major mix up, these women are really grateful to know the truth about their origins.

The hospital nurses that cared for them as they came into this world have sadly passed away.

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