|Jan and Steve Jenkins |
at press conference in 2006
(Credit: Minnesota Public Radio)
Chris's story marked my own call to action to help the missing and the beginning of the Footprints site in 2003. In the months that followed, I began to pick up on some of the challenges that face families in the search for a missing young adult, particularly if he happens to be male. This site was one small way to help.
I want to thank all of my readers for sticking with me for the last 10 years. You are such a caring, loyal bunch. Many of you have been here since the beginning--the early days when I was teaching myself code to make the site more user friendly, and when I was simply amazed to receive a few comments. You helped spread the word.
For those new to the site, thank you for signing up, for getting involved and showing people you care. I think you'll like it here. Over the years, heartbreak and frustration has been met with compassionate thoughts, kind and encouraging words, or even advice, not only to me, but amongst yourselves. We truly are a great community, and we care.
I am eager to see how the site evolves and, together, I hope we can continue to raise awareness and enact some real change.
Thank you all!