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Madera family reunited with friends by Meredith Vieira

Madera’s Mai Frendsen and her mother, Heather, were guests on Monday’s “The Meredith Vieira Show.” They were on the syndicated talk show for a reunion segment.

The locals met with Brian Rainey, Charlotte, N.C., and his adopted daughter, Mae. The two girls grew up as best friends in an orphanage in China, suffering from the same rare medical condition. They were separated when different U.S. families adopted them.

The friends were reunited for the program.

“The Meredith Vieira Show” airs at 3 p.m. weekdays on KAIL (Channel 7.1).