Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Missing: Robbie Wood Jr.

One of our local children is missing. Robbie Wood has autism. He bolted from his family while they were touring a battlefield, and his father was unable to keep up. Even Joey can move like lightning when bolting.

The Wood family is living a nightmare I hope I never know- but I know it is a distinct possibility. Joey bolts. Over the past year, it got so bad, we did consider joining Project Lifesaver and having him fit with a bracelet or anklet that would be able to track him. I think more families with bolters/runners (of any age! Project Lifesaver started for tracking people with Alzheimer's who wandered away) should be informed about this program and how to join, so they can consider their needs and have this important option.

If you have a bolter/runner, please consider the option of Project Lifesaver. Sometimes, you just need to find them, fast.

UPDATE: THEY FOUND HIM!!!! Alive and alert, and med-evaced to Richmond. Woo-hoo!!!!


Foxxy One said...

Sending lots of prayers their way.

michelle said...

My prayers are with this family. I'm the mother of a six year old with autisum. I can't imagine going through this. Please know that I am constanlly praying for you. I wish I could be there to help search for him. I wouldc like to suggest taking his favorite item and letting him know you have it maybe then that will make him come out of hiding. I just pray that he is found.

Stimey said...

I couldn't even keep up with this story. It made me to cold and fearful to read about. Project Lifesaver sounds like a great option.