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Help find Sean Sidi

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We Are With You Sean SIDI !

Happy Valentines Day SEAN! Our search for you...for answers.... will continue for as long as it takes. There are many, with heart, with soul, with compassion - who walk with us.  While you may not remember us, or who you are - WE ARE WITH YOU Sean wherever you may be...

With So Much Love,

Mom, Dad & Danielle

(Thank you Cynthia Caron & LostNMissing for Sean's flier - made with love.)

See www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com for more information on missing Sean SIDI, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

Sean SIDI Family Will Never Forget the Staff at San Francisco General Hospital

We were thrilled to hear of (FB's) Mark Zuckerberg & wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan's $75 million gift to SF General HOSPITAL. See http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Zuckerberg-wife-give-75-million-to-S-F-hospital-6065958.php.


WE will never forget the incredible doctors and nurses at SF GENERAL WHO worked around the clock for days to SAVE Sean's LIFE....that fateful day 2 yrs ago...when Sean arrived at SF's only LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER -- IN a COMA, with a SHATTERED skull & many, many other injuries....racing towards DEATH.

Several months ago, near the time of Sean's 2 year 'anniversary' of his accident, I received a call from a nurse at SF General. She told me that SEVERAL of the nurses REMEMBERED that it had been 2 years since Sean's ACCIDENT, and that they wanted ME to know that THEY HAD NOT FORGOTTEN SEAN or our family.....I was incredibly touched by that call.

We HOPE with all our heart that ONE DAY we will be able to tell SF General (& all of YOU) that Sean has been FOUND..........Thank you all for continuing to support us in this effort!

See www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com for more information on missing Sean SIDI, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

SIDI Family on San Francisco Police Search for Sean SIDI

A reporter recently asked my opinion of San Francisco Police’s search for Sean…..here are some thoughts.

Chief Tim Longo (of Virginia) is my HERO. For 35 days, the nation watched spellbound as Chief Longo, with heart and soul, led the search for missing U of VA student Hannah Graham. In the end, Chief Longo’s incredible determination resulted in the arrest of a suspect (possibly involved in several missing/murdered cases), the location of Hannah’s remains…& ANSWERS for Hannah’s family.

Truthfully, it is hard NOT to compare. Hard NOT to be bitter about the blatant disregard exhibited by SAN FRANCISCO Missing Persons Dept, in the search for SEAN, the CALIFORNIA MISSING FIVE & others (details omitted).

HOWEVER, ultimately it is the SYSTEM that is to blame. A SYSTEM that ALLOWED a less than motivated detective to CHOOSE to take a “wait & see” attitude rather than REQUIRING that certain search protocol be COMPETENTLY completed. A SYSTEM that allowed this detective to IGNORE dire warning by Chief of Neurosurgery at SF General to elevate Sean’s status due to a “high risk of death”.

My criticism of the SYSTEM however does not obviate our IMMENSE GRATITUDE to the many SAN FRANCISCO POLICE officers WHO helped search for Sean…who responded to the many sightings, who helped post SEAN’S fliers at the MUNI stations, who on their OWN time attended the vigils for Sean, who came up to me to express their SYMPATHY & who CONTINUE to keep an eye out for Sean… to THOSE officers - we are ETERNALLY GRATEFUL.

Photo 1 - Mike R & SFPD Unit helping search for Sean

Photo 2 - Vigil resulted in Sean's status being upgraded to 'AT RISK DEPENDENT ADULT

Photo 3 -  Sean (in foreground)

 

 

See www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com for more information on Sean Sidi, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

 

 

PERHAPS MIRACLES DO HAPPEN - SEAN SIDI

FOR THOSE NOT ON FACEBOOK, WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY OF DERRICK HIGGINS, AGE 23 WHO WENT MISSING FROM ILLINOIS IN MARCH 2013.   DERRICK WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE AMNESIA DUE TO A HEAD TRAUMA.  HIS PARENTS WERE LOOKING FOR HIM AMONG THE HOMELESS (LIKE SEAN).

DERRICK'S CAR WAS FOUND IN FLORIDA, CONFIRMED SIGHTING IN LAS VEGAS & TODAY IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT DERRICK WAS LOCATED IN SAN DIEGO.  HE IS NOW IN A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL, WITH HIS PARENTS EN ROUTE!!      PRAYING FOR DERRICK'S RECOVERY!!! 

Perhaps a miracle is ALSO possible for Sean!!!

KEEP PRAYING, SPREADING THE WORD, POSTING & KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR SEAN AMONG THE HOMELESS. 

Help us bring Sean HOME!!!

See www.facebook.com/findseansidi (this is a PUBLIC PAGE & YOU DO NOT need a FB account) or www.seansidi.com for more information on Sean Sidi, age 19, missing from San Francisco since May 21, 2013, shortly after suffering a traumatic brain injury.

***Please email lynnkching@yahoo.com w/your address to have Sean's fliers mailed to you (refills welcomed!) anywhere in the U.S.

Philadelphia a MODEL of EXCELLENCE v. San Francisco's INEFFICIENCY & MISSING Sean SIDI

As the mother of a missing child, I had hoped against hope that 21 year old college student Shane Montgomery, who went missing a month ago after leaving a bar, would be found alive.

Sadly, he was NOT. His family is nonetheless very thankful to the incredible people who helped bring Shane HOME.   See www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Body-of-Missing-College-Student-Shane-Montgomery-Found-286962511.html

THE sheer RELIEF in finding a missing child/loved one (EVEN IF FOUND DECEASED), CAN ONLY BE FULLY APPRECIATED if you have suffered the AGONY of "not knowing" [where your child is], and endured the daily TORMENT of wondering whether you will EVER know.

The search for Shane, despite its tragic outcome, was a model of excellence & efficiency. From the start, law enforcement in PHILADELPHIA requested the help of the public (via media), obtained surveillance tapes & ENLISTED the ASSISTANCE OF THE FBI and K9 search and rescue teams. Helicopters were ALSO used in an effort to locate Shane.

San Francisco Missing Persons Dept should take NOTE. In Sean's case, & despite his life threatening brain injury, law enforcement in San Francisco ("LE") NEVER ever sought the public's help via media (our contacts did); LE declined to request the FBI's help and they REFUSED to allow Marin K-9 search and rescue team to enter SAN FRANCISCO to search for Sean (a private K9 team searched months later). SEAN'S correct Phone PING information was obtained by LE almost 2 weeks after Sean vanished, and ONLY after repeated requests by this family.

San Francisco is a model of INEFFICIENCY, the price for which Sean likely paid with his LIFE.

Sadly, this is more the RULE than the exception in San Francisco.

 

Picture below:  Vigil in June 2013.

See www.seansidi.com and www.facebook.com/findseansidi for more information on Sean Sidi, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

 

With Love and Hope, Sean SIDI

Another year gone by without our precious Sean…there are no words...   

Despite the passage of time, SO many of you continue to search, hope, post and pray that we might one day experience a miracle and hold Sean, SAFE, in our arms again.   

Below are a few year-end pictures of some of your efforts: 1st Photo, Rosie F & friends prepared bags for the homeless in Marin, CA & included Sean's Fliers!!!  2nd & 3rd Photos: Sean's Flier on Union Square, San Francisco, among hundreds of shoppers & tourists.  Thank you Rosie, Ann and ALL for supporting our search for Sean!!!  

 

See www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com for information on Sean Sidi, age 19, who went missing from San Francisco CA on May 21, 2013, shortly after suffering a traumatic brain injury.    Sean may not know his name or his dire medical needs due to his injury.    Email lynnkching@yahoo.com with your address to have a packet of Sean's fliers mailed to you anywhere in the U.S.

 

 

SOCKS FOR SEAN SIDI - IS ON !!!


Another year ending with no sign that Sean is alive, but no body identified as his. We go to work, we live our lives, we go on & YET we DO NOT.   We can never truly move forward without resolution.   We ache to hold Sean & dream of seeing him alive.  However, if Sean is not alive, we want to know. "Not knowing" can drive one to the depths of depression & beyond.....

How do we survive with any semblance of grace & dignity? Perhaps it rests with acknowledging the needs & suffering of others & helping in whatever way possible.

TO THAT END, we are proceeding (it was on hold)  with 'SOCKS for SEAN". The intent is to distribute a few WARM, NEW SOCKS to those in need. This will NOT cure the ills of the world, nor will it find Sean, but its something... IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE in "Socks for SEAN":

1. Please DISTRIBUTE 1 or 2 PAIRS of WARM SOCKS TO homeless NEAR YOU & include Sean's flier. THIS WILL HELP SPREAD THE WORD about SEAN & HELP someone in need. Some, like Tina A. in Marin share Sean's fliers while feeding the homeless. Danielle and I generally distribute Sean's flier with a $1 bill. THIS is the same idea, but with SOCKS.

IF YOU ARE ABLE, SEND A PICTURE, OR LET US KNOW WHERE YOU DISTRIBUTED YOUR SOCK(S).

2. IF YOU PREFER THAT WE DISTRIBUTE THE SOCKS, Send or drop off your sock contribution to:

Claude SIDI, 450 Sutter St, Suite 1819, San Francisco. CA 94108

**We will distribute the socks January & February 2015.

PICTURE BELOW: SOCKS CONTRIBUTED BY KERRIN T., a RECENT LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE. Thank you Kerrin!!!

See www.seansidi.com or www.facebook.com/findseansidi for more information on critically injured Sean SIDI (age 19) missing from San Francisco CA May 21, 2013. Sean may not know his name or his DIRE MEDICAL NEEDS due to a severe traumatic brain injury suffered shortly before going missing. Please email lynnkching@yahoo.com to have Sean's fliers MAILED to you anywhere in the U.S. (REFILL requests welcomed).