"She [my mother] was probably one of the toughest people I've ever met in my life"

Jan 30, 2019

Savannah Thurston and Dennis Thurston
Credit StoryCorps

Dennis Thurston had a unique upbringing, from being adopted shortly after his birth to living in East Los Angeles during his youth, and he was able to mold himself around the inspirational relationship he had with his adopted parents. At StoryCorps, Dennis spoke with his daughter, Savanah, about his parents’ unusual romance story, as well as a peculiar event involving his mother that Savannah never knew...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson