If there is anything positive about this it is that we are reminded again of what an amazing network of friends and family by which we are surrounded. Their thoughts, prayers and kind words buoy us up. It is also comforting to know that so many are so well-connected and ready to offer concrete help.
We are also pleased to have folks in high places on our side. We know that Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are working through their staffs to make contact with the embassy in Nigeria and doing what they can to resolve this situation. As David has said, no one can say we haven't tried every angle.