When thirty-seven-old Waneta Black was born with Down Syndrome, her aunt Lisa Shahan-Austin knew she was something special. Waneta and Lisa came to the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Oklahoma City and reflected on the ways they have helped each other through some really difficult times.
This story was produced for KOSU by Rachel Hubbard and Dustin Drew, with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans.
Thank you to Phillips Murrah law firm for sponsoring StoryCorps' visit to Oklahoma City.
To see pictures and hear more stories from the StoryCorps mobile booth’s stop in Oklahoma City, go to kosu.org.