EMS Follow-up Calls - Our great calling crew has been busy with various tasks - they are on the verge of finishing the calls to all the major western cities, and they are now tackling two different requests to hospitals: a) Calling about specific EMS transports to the hospitals that the LA County Fire Department flagged for our review, and b) asking the hospitals to perform the "enhanced Database search" looking for people that might be Nancy who have been through their system. These are not particularly fun calls, often receiving resistance based on a misunderstanding of HIPAA laws, however, for every one of those calls that succeeds in getting the data, it reduces by at least one the number of hospitals that I have to personally visit (which is a very time consuming process, as you can imagine). If you have some time (and a lot of fortitude) and would like to add yourself to the volunteer calling corps, please let us know. (you can comment on this post, or email NancyIsMissing@gmail.com)
TV Ad - We made a 15 second TV Ad that will be shown in LA starting today - when it airs, it will be "bookended" - i.e., shown both at the beginning and end of a commercial break. Here is the ad:
Postcard Response - We mailed out almost 9,000 postcards to Residential Care Facilities and Hospice Care facilities a few weeks ago, and most of them seem to have been delivered. I have received a few calls from people that are concerned and wanted to know that they got the card. One nice couple in Riverside volunteered to take flyers to the various care facilities that she, as a nurse, visits. The postcard featured the "age progressed" photo of Nancy.
Hospital Database Search - In addition to the calls mentioned above, I personally continue to visit hospitals asking them to do the enhanced search. Some hospitals and personnel really go the extra mile to help out, and others, of course, do little. In all of these searches, the number of people that could possibly be Nancy is very small (to non-existent). The search is not perfect, but it sure seems like it should uncover someone that fits Nancy's description unless she was specifically admitted under the wrong name.
ThinAir Podcast - There is a true-crime podcast show called "ThinAir" that has interviewed me and will interview others that have been involved in the search for Nancy. They plan to air their program either at the end of September or beginning of October, and I'll post that information when I receive it. We are always interested in any avenue to spread the word about Nancy.