WNYT: Troy hospital nurses help reunite homeless man with long-lost brother

WNYT recently aired a story about a homeless veteran who was reunited with his brother, who had been searching for him for more than 30 years. They reconnected thanks to some nurses at Samaritan Hospital, who just wouldn’t give up.

From the story:

Walt and Will were very close, growing up in Montana just a year and a half apart.

After the Air Force, Will started showing signs of mental illness, ending up on the streets 31 years ago.

Walt filed many missing persons reports.

Will somehow made his way to Albany County, then was brought to Samaritan Hospital.

Nurse Renee Schepisi had a hunch about him, and she enlisted the help of her co-workers. They tracked down Walt and made the call.

Click here to watch WNYT’s report.

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