Thursday, April 06, 2006

missing

there is something about missing teenagers, college aged students, etc that has always affected me. i have a portion of my website dedicated to a few of them. it breaks my heart. i feel so much pain for all these families and these people who have just vanished without a trace. i never ever hope to feel that kind of mental and emotional anguish.

jeffrey ben was one of the guys on my website. his remains were found and positively identified a few days ago (after being missing for 5 years). i'll be taking him off my site shortly and sadly, replacing him with someone else. i just found out that project jason (a website run by a mom of a missing guy) has a blog. and i've linked them in my blog links to the left. i like to bring this any sort of attention that i can, because you never know what can happen. you never know if someone might read this and know something, or see something, or get involved in a way that helps. for me, just getting the word out there is my doing of doing something. it doesn't seem like much, but it seems like the only thing i can do.

6 comments:

DD said...

I hug my son tighter when I'm reminded of what can happen. Such a handsome, young man, and such a goddamn shame.

Virginia Belle said...

these stories are SO sad. i lost a brother about two years ago in a drowning accident, and all i can say is how grateful i am that it is OVER and my family can move on and heal. i can't imagine what these families must be going through never knowing what happened, and getting no closure. it would affect me for the rest of my life, i think.

Piece of Work said...

Wow, it is terrible to hear about these stories. I can't imagine what the families go through. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Anne said...

That is so sad..I cant imagine anything worse. I just dont understand a lot of things.

ginger incognito said...

I once worked for a magazine that had a section devoted to missing kids. That's pretty much the only reason I worked there. Thank you for bringing attention to them and their families.

MelissaM said...

Another reminder for me that despite recent events with Madison, I should be thankful I have her here to drive me crazy.

Thanks for being a "voice" for these families and providing another outlet to get their loved one's faces out there in case someone might recognize them.