Danielle's story to appear on Oprah
Oprah will devote an entire show Tuesday about Danielle, a feral child rescued by Plant City police three years ago. The St. Petersburg Times report, The Girl in the Window, told the heart-wrenching story of Danielle, her abuse as a child and the family that adopted her.
The show will air at 4 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) on WFLA-Ch. 8.
A family in Fort Myers saw Danielle's face on a poster of foster children and fell in love. Bernie and Diane Lierow adopted her and called her Dani. They had no idea what had happened to her, or whether their love could make up for all the years she had lost.
The story had the largest audience of any story ever published on the St. Petersburg Times’ Web site. More than a million people read it online. And 1,200 e-mailed from around the world.
If you saw the show on Tuesday, share your thoughts.