Find Lauren McDonald

Think back to the group of friends you had in high school. Picture their faces, hair style, or favorite outfit. Do you remember their order from the ice cream man, the songs you sang on a road trip or a movie you saw during a sleep over? What about the girl or guy they had a crush on?
I had a dear friend my sophomore year named Heather Wright (now McDonald). We went to different high schools, but we met through our church, and for one bright summer a million years ago we were friends.
Heather’s 15 year old daughter Lauren has been missing from the Dallas, TX area since May 10th.
Why does this matter to you? It probably won’t, but when I look at Lauren’s picture, I don’t see her.
I see her mom at 15.
I see us laughing together, so hard we snort and tears are in our eyes.
I see her mom crying.
I see my friend Heather from a million years ago, crying, but now as an adult.
Can you imagine your once dear friend’s heartbreak?
It’s not hard for me to imagine.
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“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

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Ohhhhh the feels! Double Con Panna with Irish cream syrup. If only it were real Bailey’s. #CrewPerks

Ohhhhh the feels! Double Con Panna with Irish cream syrup. If only it were real Bailey’s. #CrewPerks

How I spent the evening.

How I spent the evening.

Celebration dinner with the family at our favorite “fancy” restaurant.  (at Brasserie Du Vin)

Celebration dinner with the family at our favorite “fancy” restaurant. (at Brasserie Du Vin)

My favorite graduate. (Shamelessly  stolen.)
I Love You Son!
The best is yet to come!

My favorite graduate. (Shamelessly stolen.)
I Love You Son!
The best is yet to come!

Me and Mimi at Radford High School Class of 2014 graduation.  (at Aloha Stadium)

Me and Mimi at Radford High School Class of 2014 graduation. (at Aloha Stadium)

Lauren McDonald and has been  missing 12 days. Please copy my link & share this image.
Case Number: R1405011	Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05”	Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998	Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel	Hair Color: Brown
Race: White	Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY)	Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas	Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown
Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243

Lauren McDonald and has been missing 12 days. Please copy my link & share this image.
Case Number: R1405011 Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05” Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998 Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Brown
Race: White Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY) Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown
Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243

npr:

Stephen Papa, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Offense: Destruction of property and resisting arrest.
Punishment: 22 days in jail.
About this case: After coming back from the Iraq War, Papa was unable to find a job and was homeless. In court, the judge requested $50 as a first payment, but Papa had only $25.
Court debt: $2,600.
A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Here are just some of the people we found as a part of this story. 

Debtor’s prison was abolished before the civil war. Where do judges get off imprisoning the indigent?

npr:

  • Stephen Papa, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
  • Offense: Destruction of property and resisting arrest.
  • Punishment: 22 days in jail.
  • About this case: After coming back from the Iraq War, Papa was unable to find a job and was homeless. In court, the judge requested $50 as a first payment, but Papa had only $25.
  • Court debt: $2,600.

A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Here are just some of the people we found as a part of this story. 

Debtor’s prison was abolished before the civil war. Where do judges get off imprisoning the indigent?

charprincessa:

Have you seen this missing endangered teen? Her name is Lauren McDonald and her mom is my friend. She was last seen in #DALLAS #TEXAS but could be anywhere: #FTW #HOUSTON #ARKANSAS #OKLAHOMA #LOUISIANA #NEWMEXICO #AMBERALERT #iphoneonly #instagood #igers #child #endangered Lauren Elysse McDONALD
Case Number: R1405011	Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05”	Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998	Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel	Hair Color: Brown
Race: White	Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY)	Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas	Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown


Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243 Please share.

heroin-ghost tell your mom I instagramed it too.

charprincessa:

Have you seen this missing endangered teen? Her name is Lauren McDonald and her mom is my friend. She was last seen in #DALLAS #TEXAS but could be anywhere: #FTW #HOUSTON #ARKANSAS #OKLAHOMA #LOUISIANA #NEWMEXICO #AMBERALERT #iphoneonly #instagood #igers #child #endangered Lauren Elysse McDONALD
Case Number: R1405011 Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05” Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998 Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Brown
Race: White Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY) Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown


Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243 Please share.

heroin-ghost tell your mom I instagramed it too.