We have received so many touching letters over the past year. Joanne's letter (below) struck a chord deep in my heart - and still does - for many reasons. Thank you Joanne and to so many of you, whose support has helped our family survive the past year with hope and dignity.
Lynn, Claude & Danielle Sidi
******************* Letter From Joanne Olivieri *********************
"It was a year ago today and about the same time in the evening when my coworker at the Botanical Garden alerted me that Sean was missing and his family had come through the gardens on bikes searching for him. When I saw the photo they left at the kiosk, my heart dropped. Sean would come into the garden with his sister and his friends and always had that sweet and shy smile on his face. He loved it there and we loved seeing him there.
I cannot believe it's been a year. Since that time, Sean, a day has not gone by that I haven't thought of you and looked to the homeless on the streets in the hopes of finding you. I am ashamed to admit that I really never gave much attention to the homeless until now. I've searched Golden Gate Park many times for you and still lookout for you when I am there.
I just hope that wherever you are, that you are not sick and somehow find your way back home to your family. Each night when I go to bed I say a prayer and hope that you are not cold out in the elements. I hope that you have found a warm place to stay.
With all of the people who care about you and pray for your safe return, I know in my heart that you will find your way home.
Please everyone, if you see someone who looks like Sean go up to him and take his picture. We all have cell phones with cameras. Then call the police and Lynn
See www.seansidi.com or www.facebook.com/findseansidi for more information on the search for critically injured Sean Sidi, age 19, missing from San Francisco, CA since May 21, 2013. Sean, age 19 (time of missing), is 5’5”, 120 lbs, slim build; Asian/White; dark brown hair & eyes; WEARS SILVER DENTAL BRACES; has dimples; right eye droops slightly. Sean may not know his name and may be disoriented due to a traumatic brain injury suffered shortly before going missing. He is in URGENT need of medical care.