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And here’s where her story intersects with that of another woman. Her name is Maya Lee. She’s Magda Blau’s daughter and this summer while at her mother’s deathbed, Maya Lee decided she wanted to learn more about her mom.

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One of them caught my eye. It said Deborah Fisher, On A Survivor I Never Met: Magda Blau. And I opened it and suddenly I’m seeing a photograph of a young lady with a tattoo on her arm and I notice it’s 2318, which is my mother’s number. Well, my mother passed away about three canada goose outlet in new york days later and on the day of my mother’s funeral my son was at our house and I said to him Michael, look at this please. Help me to find Deborah Fisher.

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And then I wrote and I thought well, here goes. Her response back to me is going to tell me either she was very upset and she wished I never did it, how could I, how dare I? Or she’ll have to embrace it. And I was relieved when I realized, you know, from her email to me that she was canada goose outlet store quebec pleased.

canada goose deals NORRIS: What did you two talk about in all these email exchanges? Because I understand canada goose uk site this went on for quite some time. canada goose deals

Ms. FISHER: Months. It’s still going on.

Ms. canada goose vest outlet LEE: It’s still going on, yes.

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NORRIS: These two women met for the first time just minutes before this interview. and she took a side trip to New York City to meet Deborah Fisher. Maya was eager to see that tattoo.

canada goose clearance sale Ms. FISHER: When we sat in the hallway in the lobby waiting to come into the canada goose outlet in vancouver booth and Maya said to me so, let me have a look at your number. And I was about to like pull up my sleeve and I thought no, no, no. Let’s wait because this is something that I would like to share with people. canada goose clearance sale

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Canada Goose online Ms. LEE: I have seen it on the photo on the Net but I haven’t seen it in real life, no. And I’m actually quite scared. Canada Goose online

buy canada goose jacket cheap Ms. FISHER: I never knew where Magda had the number placed on her arm. My research told me that, you know, the numbers were placed all around the forearm. Some close to the wrists, some mid forearm. I never knew and I just placed it where I thought it canada goose outlet location should be. So you can tell me if this is where your mother wore it or not. I’ll show it to you now, Michele, if that’s okay with you buy canada goose jacket cheap.