Young Girl From Darfur Reunited With Parents in the United States After 9 Years

After militia attacked their village, setting it on fire, Mona's parents feared she was dead.
2:37 | 08/12/13

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And finally tonight a lot of teenagers in america are getting ready to start school in a few days. And one of them is the girl you're about to meet. Her family spent nine years thinking she had died. Abc's bob woodruff tells us the amazing story of mona finally in her parent's arms again. Reporter: Stay tuned. This is a miracle worth waiting to see. A prayer that began on the day a family was chased from their village by vigilantes. Setting fires. Their 5-year-old daughter vanished in the chaos. One of so many desperate stories in the conflict in darfor. I feel so bad I can't save my daughter. Reporter: Her dad and mother feared she had died. Would she have looked like their daughter, all grown up? Or maybe like this other daughter? They had no idea. Miles away, mona looked like this. The resilient little girl had survived. Scooped up in the fields by a neighbor and eventually reunited with relatives. I just think about what happened. Sometimes I cry. Reporter: A brieg girl who believed she was an orpman. Until an american organization called refuge point helped the family resettle in st. Louis. Then came an amazing phone call. Telling them their precious daughter was alive. And so after nine years of separation, an arrival gate in america, pure joy. Christie maynard who heard their story stepped in to help the family. She took mona on a shopping trip on her first day in america. Yeah, that's good. It's so overwhelming. It just makes me feel complete. Reporter: And mona already has a big american dream. I want to be a doctor. Like for women who are pregnant. And small kids. Reporter: A story that reminds us sometimes god smiles. And those who are have lived through dark days in africa can find light in a country founded on hope. To be in america, everything is possible. It's a blessing come true. Reporter: Bob woodruff, abc news, new york.

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