Broren hadde vært savnet i 16 år. Så dukket han opp i et busskur

«For et par dager siden opplevde jeg et ekte mirakel».

FANT BROREN: Diana Gordon (31) forteller om det utrolige sammentreffet på sin Instagram-konto. Foto: AP
FANT BROREN: Diana Gordon (31) forteller om det utrolige sammentreffet på sin Instagram-konto. Foto: AP
Artisten og låtskriveren Diana Gordon (31) er for mange ganske ukjent, men etter at hun bidro som låtskriver på Beyoncé sitt siste album, «Lemonade», har flere fått øynene opp for den talentfulle jenta. 

Men livet har ikke alltid vært like lett for Gordon. Helt siden hun var tenåring har en skygge hengt over familien; hennes storebror David forsvant nemlig for 16 år siden, skriver Dagbladet

Et mirakel
Diana Gordon er en av seks søsken og alle vokste opp sammen med moren i New York, men i 2000 forsvant hennes eldste bror sporløst. Ettersom årene gikk og familien ikke hørte noe, regnet de alle med at han aldri ville bli funnet. 

«Etter de første ti årene mistet jeg håpet om at vi noen gang skulle finne ham igjen, og de siste årene har jeg akseptert at vi aldri kommer til å finne ham», skriver Gordon på sin egen Instagram-konto. 

Men så skjedde det utrolige. Den 19. desember, på et busstopp i Los Angeles, ikke langt unna der Gordon selv bor, fant hun sin bror sittende på to tomme bruskasser, skriver Billboard

«Jeg svingte inn til siden og så en hjemløs mann. Hjertet mitt banket og tårene strømmet nedover ansiktet mitt. [...] Det bor 10 millioner mennesker i Los Angeles, hva er sjansen for at han skulle sitte alene på et busstopp rett ved der jeg bor», skriver Gordon.

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?? THIS WAS THE VERY MOMENT WE FOUND MY BROTHER DAVID ALIVE !!!!! WE FACE TIMED OUR OTHER SISTERS IN . HE HAS BEEN MISSING FOR 16 YEARS ??. A few days ago I experienced a true miracle.???? As pulled to side of the road and laid eyes on the homeless man sitting at the bus stop with only his 2 crates, my heart was beating, the tears had already begun to pour down my face . You see, after the first decade went by, I lost hope of ever finding him. These last few years, I accepted the fact that we were never going to find him. In my heart I had put him to rest . Los Angeles has a population of nearly 10 million people. How is it that he was sitting alone at a bus stop less than a few miles from my home? His memory is fragmented. His spirit defeated. He has only had his own thoughts to comfort him during this long stretch of time and because of that, a form of mental illness has set in.In fact, now that I have spent several days caring for him in my home and interacting with him, he truly seems to be stuck in a child like state. I asked what he had been doing all these years and his one reply was, "SURVIVING." In the last few days, while working on gaining his trust, I have made countless calls to hospitals, counselors, social workers and friends to figure out the next steps. What has become apparent is that it is going to take a lot of care, time and nurturing, to once and for all show him that he is not alone and that he is loved and worth loving. ??????UPDATE: due to to the unsolicited press publishing stories about David's miracle, There has been a wave of love and support but also sadly, internet trolls have also brought negativity into something wildly positive,amazing and beautiful . I have decided Gofundme is no longer the best way to raise money for my brother on a public platform. Everything I do, I do in love. I'm a young woman who will always do the best I can for my family. Thank you to so many of you for your prayers love and support ??????. D

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Men det var helt tydelig at de siste 16 årene ikke hadde vært gode mot hennes storebror. Selv beskriver hun dagene etter at hun fant broren som en følelsesmessig berg- og dalbane.

«Han husker ikke så mye og han har mistet mange krefter. Den lange tiden med kun sine egne tanker å trøste seg med har gitt ham en mental lidelse. Da jeg spurte ham hva han har gjort i alle disse årene svarte han bare en ting: «overleve»», forklarer Gordon. 

Broren bor nå hjemme hos Diana Gordon, der hun pleier ham og forsøker å samle inn penger slik at han kan få den behandlingen han trenger. 

«Jeg er en ung kvinne som alltid vil gjøre mitt beste for min familie. Takk for alle deres bønner, kjærlighet og støtte», avslutter hun innlegget med.

Hi friends, family, loved ones, and anyone who kindly takes the time to read this post. You have my sincere gratitude . A few days ago I experienced a true miracle. I FOUND MY BROTHER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING THE LAST 16 YEARS. He's ALIVE!!!!!!!! The last few days have been an emotional roller coaster. As pulled to side of the road and laid eyes on the homeless man sitting at the bus stop with only his 2 crates, my heart was beating, the tears had already begun to pour down my face . You see, after the first decade went by, I lost hope of ever finding him. These last few years, I accepted the fact that we were never going to find him. In my heart I had put him to rest . Los Angeles has a population of nearly 10 million people. How is it that he was sitting alone at a bus stop less than a few miles from my home? His memory is fragmented. His spirit defeated. He has only had his own thoughts to comfort him during this long stretch of time and because of that, a form of mental illness has set in.In fact, now that I have spent several days caring for him in my home and interacting with him, he truly seems to be stuck in a child like state. I asked what he had been doing all these years and his one reply was, "SURVIVING." In the last few days, while working on gaining his trust, I have made countless calls to hospitals, counselors, social workers and friends to figure out the next steps. What has become apparent is that it is going to take a lot of care, time and nurturing to once and for all show him that he is not alone and that he is loved and worth loving.??UPDATE: due to to the unsolicited press publishing stories about David's miracle, There has been a wave of love and support but also sadly, internet trolls have also brought negativity into something wildly positive,amazing and beautiful . I have decided Gofundme is no longer the best way to raise money for my brother on a public platform. Everything I do, I do in love. I'm a young woman who will always do the best I can for my family. Thank you to so many of you for your prayers love and support ??????. D

A photo posted by Diana Gordon (@dianagordonofcl) on