Miracales happen. Not one, not two, but three women held for almost a decade were freed from captivity. Never lose hope!
Rarely do we see happy endings for individuals who have been abducted. Too often their lives are tragically stolen, which is heartbreaking and cruel. Yet it is a different sort of heartbreak and cruelty for those who are missing with their fates unknown. Media attention fades. Cases [I despise using such an impersonal, clinical term for a human being who has disappeared] grow cold. Those who have information– frustratingly and incomprehensibly– refuse to come forward. New developments emerged this week regarding the abduction of fellow Tennessee resident Holly Bobo. Reading the impassioned pleas of Lauren Spierer’s parents takes my breath away. The agony of not knowing….
My friend, Sharon Murch, needs to find her daughter. Michaela Joy Garecht was the victim of a witnessed stranger abduction in Hayward, CA in 1988. Dear Michaela, you are missed and you are loved. Your mother has never stopped looking for you. She never will stop. Michaela, know that there is hope! I’ve never even met you and you’re always on my mind.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,