Teenager reunited with lost brother
Published: December 6, 2005 | 2927th good news item since 2003
A teenager who has been desperately trying to contact the half brother she has never met has got an early Christmas present, thanks to the Evening News.
Khemi Trick, 13, is delighted to now be in contact with Max, 18, by text message and the pair are hoping to meet up for the first time in the next few weeks.
The teenager made a heartfelt appeal through the Evening News urging her half brother to get in touch and he had responded within days of our report.
Miss Trick was born in Norwich in 1992, but left for Bristol with her mum Clair when she was just two years old.
When she moved she never got the chance to meet her father’s son Max.
Now 11 years later they are in contact and both looking forward to meeting each other in the flesh.
Khemi’s mum Clair said: “Khemi has had Max’s number for just one day but they have already exchanged text messages.
“She is very happy to be in contact but also very nervous. They are both quite shy so I think they are taking it slowly and just starting off with text messages.
“She has wanted to meet him for so long and hopefully they will get together before Christmas.”
Clair Trick moved to Norwich in 1983 when she was eight, when she was 16 years-old, and living in Unthank Road, she gave birth to Khemi. The father was 21-year-old Andrew Jason Joseph.
Mr Joseph already had a son called Max, who was four years old at the time.
Max was living with his mother Karen, meaning there was never a direct link between the two families.
Miss Trick, 31,now works as a pub manager in Bristol while Max lives with his mother Karen in Rockland St Mary.
He said: “I was really pleased to hear from Khemi and I am looking forward to meeting her, hopefully before Christmas.
Mum Karen said: “Max is pleased that they are finally in touch.
“Clair said she would be happy to come up from Bristol with Khemi and we are hoping they can do this in the next few weeks.
“Max is really looking forward to finally meeting Khemi. He has three little brothers so it will be a change for him to be around a sister.”