At some point last year I received a message on Facebook from someone who noticed my sister's Missing Person's flyer in the background on an episode of the Anderson Cooper show. They wondered if I had seen it, I didn't. I was bummed but went on a hunt to see if I could find the episode and watch it. With a little time and dedication, I found the episode and there is was, my beautiful sister's face in the background of the May 10, 2013 episode titled "Vanished". I was moved to tears, for a couple reasons.
First and foremost, because one of you watched this episode and were paying such close attention to the flyers in the background, you noticed my sister. As if this wasn't special enough, you took the time to send me a note to make sure my family and I knew. Thank you so much, this means more than you might understand.
Another amazing things is that of all the thousands, upon thousands, of missing persons...the staff on the Anderson Cooper show selected my sister's flyer as one they would use as a display in the background. This is just "wow" to me. Who knows how God will use her flyer on this special episode to possibly provide answers that might end our search for Heidi M Allen.
There is a link on both of these photos to the "Vanished" episode where you can learn a lot about missing person's and see Heidi in the background. This poster isn't the one you'll see, as this was just created this year by lostnmissing.org yet each poster has the same key case and contact information.
As times and technologies change, it's possible to include more in the same amount of space. Research has been done to help "missing person flyer" creators know how to design and set up the flyers to achieve the most views and shares, in hopes of bringing our missing loved ones home.
If you have time, this is an informational episode and our Heidi, Heidi M Allen, missing since April 3, 1994...is smiling back at us on one of the flyers they show.
With the 20 year anniversary of Heidi's kidnapping approaching, our hope for Heidi is the same today as it was so long ago...flyers are one way to keep hope alive.
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Lisa M Buske
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