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Madison woman gets good news from her kids in Chile

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison woman received some good news from Chile. Her two kids are alive and safe.

Nancy Wolfe got a phone call Saturday morning at 7am about the powerful earthquake.

For eight hours, she tried to contact her kids, Ben, 22, and Keri, 23.  Keri lives with her husband in Chile and Ben happened to be visiting.

"I was devastated," said Wolfe, after learning about the quake. "There are no words to say how I felt."

At 3pm, Wolfe got a text message from her son, Ben, saying they were safe.  She then used Skype to connect with both kids.

WKOW's Dan Cassuto was there moments later to capture the moment on camera.

"The worst part was not being able to contact anyone," said Keri.

"We thought, 'Mom's probably worried.' Turns out, she was," said Ben.

Ben and Keri also showed WKOW via Skype the damage to the foundation and adobe walls in their apartment, which is two hours from Santiago and ten hours from the quake's epicenter.

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