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Hawaii News | Lee Cataluna

Reunion has father counting his blessings


    Paul Waller and his daughter, Tessie, met in San Diego in February after DNA tests confirmed their relationship last year. Waller and his daughter connected on Facebook in August. He said he saw his features in her face when he looked through her photos as an adult on the social media site. At left, Waller as a young Navy man in 1971 posed with Tessie as a baby.

For years, Paul Waller would sit through his church’s Father’s Day service and feel a kind of ache watching children honor their dads, seeing fatherhood celebrated. Read more

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