As parents, this is our worst nightmare. For parents like us, it is especially hard because we live paycheck to paycheck. Emergencies like this take over our lives and the hardship of even making flyers to distribute, gas to search around the Eugene area, housing and feeding the family and friends that have gathered to help. It all becomes a financial burden and adds to the stress. Everyone knows the feeling of financial stress, and at this time I am asking you to help Isla through this time. She is staying home from work, as are her kids, to help find Teddy.
The Eugene police and news stations are helping in every way they can. Here is a link to the KVAL news story: http://kval.com/news/local/eugene-police-searching-for-missing-endangered-18-year-old
In brief, Teddy was last seen by Skinner Butte around 1PM on Thursday, June 1, after she dropped him off in the area of Cheshire and Lamb Cottage. Police could not locate him. Police later learned that he was along a river bank between Lamb Cottage and Valley River Footbridge; that friends said he was disoriented and had falled in the river, but the friends left him at this location along the riverbank.
I ask everyone reading this to take just a moment of your time to support finding Teddy. Every penny raised will go to Isla. I have known Isla for 25 years.
Your contributions will help Isla through the time of not being able to work, possibly a private search and rescue firm, paying expenses while looking for Teddy and everything related to trying to get through this. Please believe we are real people with a real cause.