Season 3, Episode 9
“A Son’s Promise”
Steve fulfills his promise with his mother after she passed to find his older sister.
To Steve, a promise is more than just a word, its something never to be broken. 30 years ago, Steve was a 9 year old boy boarding a plane to go live with relatives while his mother underwent surgery for cancer. Before he stepped foot on the plane, Steve’s mother made him promise that one day he would find Pamela, the sister he had never met. At the time, he didn’t understand the importance of the promise that he made, but a year later, when his mother lost her battle with cancer, this promise lived on and has remained apart of Steven ever since. Because Steve has spent most his life searching, today he is reaching out to The Locator Team in hopes that they can help complete this unfinished chapter in his life, by finding his long lost sister, which would allow for him to finally complete a promise that he has held on to for 30 years.
The Searcher- Steve-seeking his older sister, Pamela - Steve has never met his sister, but he grew up with a picture of her as a little girl on the wall of the home he shared with his mother, Sharon. Once his mother passed away, he kept that picture with him and it has been the driving force behind his 30 year search. Throughout his years of searching, the one thing that has been constant is that nobody truly seems to know the whole story of what became of his sister once she was taken from her mother. The one thing that is certain is that after his mother lost Pamela, she was left heartbroken with an irreparable void in her soul for the rest of her life. Steven’s only wish has been to find his sister so that he can share with her memories of their mother, and let her know that not only was she loved, but she was a vast light in their mother’s life that never went dim.
The Searchee- Pamela- Steve’s older half sister- Pamela has always wondered what became of her mother and why they were separated. She could only assume that she was just a child who wasn’t wanted. Most of her childhood was spent being passed around to different care takers dreaming of what it would be like to have stability and guidance. Even though she has lived with a gaping whole in her life’s story, she has always been too scared to go searching for the answers. She feared finding people only to lose them again or even that she might be a disappointment. In 2004, Pamela was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. After treatment she went into remission for 3 years, however when she went in for a routine bone scan she learned that the cancer had returned. She doesn’t know how much time she has left, but she is so thankful that her brother has come looking for so that she can finally have the answers to the questions she has wondered about her mother for her entire life.