"I've tried to find out where I came from, but I haven't had any luck," she says. "Somebody who I know wrote an e-mail to Channel 2 and told them my story. Everything on my birth certificate is a lie. It says that I was born at Ellis Memorial Hospital at such address " which never existed " in Pampa, Texas, but on this birth registration card, it says I was born in Houston, Texas. The social security number that I thought was mine actually belongs to a 70-year-old doctor in Corpus Christi. I
Rena struggles to hold back her tears. "Right now, even though I'm fine, I don't really talk too much about how tired I would get, and being reminded of it, it just kind of, I start feeling, like, a little bit overwhelmed," she says.
"It's kind of frustrating," she says. "I'm just waiting. Hopefully something will happen."
Dr. Phil has some surprises for Rena. "I know you've always wanted to do things with your life. You've always wanted to go to college, become something that you contribute to society, and like I said, you can't even get financial aid without a social security number," he says. Dr. Phil informs her that the social security administration is working to either authenticate the documents she has, or create new identification documents for her.
"Your life is obviously on hold at this point because you don't know who you are, but I'll tell you one thing you are: You're now the
Rena covers her face and cries.
"They think your story is amazing and tragic, and they would love for you to be there, so arrangements have been made for a full, four-year scholarship," Dr. Phil says. "All you've got to do is keep your grades up, young lady. You don't keep your grades up, they'll kick you out. Don't care who you are or aren't or might have been or
"Thank you very much," she says tearfully.
Dr. Phil informs her that investigators are continuing to work on her case as well, to help her discover her true identity. If you have any information about Rena's parents,