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Last week, a teenager named Kamiyah Mobley was finally found after an 18-year search. She was kidnapped as a baby just a few hours after her birth, allegedly by Gloria Williams, a woman who reportedly dressed as a nurse to pull off the abduction.
Raised as — and still preferring to go by — Alexis, the abductee is obviously having a rough time with the fact that the only mom she’s ever known isn’t her mom at all. In fact, when Williams was denied bond, the 18-year-old began to cry and said, “Mama, I love you!”
In the Good Morning America clip above, the young woman says, “She will always be Mom. You’re whole life you’re known as Alexis, Lexi — and now it’s like people are referring to you as someone else.”
She pleaded with viewers not to be unkind to Williams, but stated she does “owe” her biological parents and plans to get to know them.
“From that one mistake, I was given the best life. I was. I had everything I could need or wanted,” she said. “I had love, especially … I understand what she did was wrong but just don’t lock her up and throw away the key like everything she did was just awful. She loved me for 18 years. She cared for me for 18 years.”
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