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Apr 21, 2013 6:32 PM by Lupita Murillo

A look at the volunteer effort to bring Isabel home

TUCSON-This weekend the Tucson Community is coming together to support the Ceils family. It was a year ago the family's 6-year-old daughter disappeared.

News 4 spoke with the volunteers about their efforts and all the fundraising to help bring Isabel home.

Valerie Ballesteros, Rachel Byrnes, and Loreena Corral all work at Tucson Medical Center with Becky Celis, Isabel's mother. The three women are organizing a Day of Awareness.

They're buying 365 purple balloons so that children attending the event can release them.

They're also buying purple beads Isa's favorite color. It's also color that also symbolizes hope.
Valerie Ballesteros says, "We want to keep hope alive."

Rachel Byrnes, says "This was an eye opening event for all of us. It totally made us aware of where our children are and what they are doing. God forbid something happen to them would we have recent pictures of them and fingerprints on file to help find them."

Loreena Corral says even though she works at TMC she never knew the other women until she began volunteering a year ago to find Isa.

"This community, it's amazing how everybody came together."

The money raised on Sunday will help pay to keep Isabel's picture visible around the community.
The community has also donated nearly $60,000 for the reward fund. 88-CRIME has put in a $1,000. Susie Slagle Dupnik heads the anonymous tip line. She says, "Somebody knows something. Somebody out there knows what happened, and that person or persons needs to come forward and give these people peace.

88-Crime has received over a 1,000 anonymous tips. Tips can be texted, given online, or made over the phone.

88-Crime is still looking for tips that will lead police to Isabel.

Donations are still being accepted through Wells Fargo: Bring Isa Home account.


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