Mother and daughter reunite after months apart, thanks to a hairstyling job

After five months of separation due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions, 92-year-old Billie Young was able to reunite with her daughter all thanks to a new hairstyling job. 

“It was terrible for the both of us,” Billie’s daughter Joni Kapavik said. “We had never been apart for that long. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through in my life.”

That’s how Kapavik described being away from her mother for months on end, what she thought would be just two weeks apart turned into far more. With no end to the pandemic in sight, Kapavik knew their hard to be something she could do to reunite with her mom.

“We (Kapavik and Senior Care of Hewitt staff) decided they could hire me as a receptionist for half the day and I could do hair the other half of the day,” Kapavik said. “I also could help the other women feel good about themselves too.”