(WXYZ) - When 25-year-old Victor Chukwueke saw his mother for the first time in a decade at Metro Airport today he fell into her arms like a little boy.
Mary Chukwueke had entrusted her son to the Sisters of Mercy while local doctors treated his nuerofibromatosis.
Their reunion comes a decade later. The nuns translated Mary's Native Nigerian language for Action News, telling us what she said to her son.
"We have gone through it..don't cry..I'm your mother. We love each other." Victor has endured six surgeries and the loss of his right eye yet he's excelled at Wayne State University where he works in the chemistry lab and has been chosen to speak at the graduation ceremony.
Victor says he has too many blessings to count. "Its only in this country that something so wonderful could happen to someone like me. This is the first time Mary has flown. She will visit with Victor for two weeks.
He must undergo yet another surgery in June and wants to become a surgeon.
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