Nearly two weeks since Samantha “Sam” Sayers disappeared while hiking in Washington state’s North Cascades, her mom made a birthday wish for the young woman on Monday.
Lisa Sayers expressed her thinks about her missing daughter’s 28 th birthday on Facebook:
“I merely have one wish … for you to come home safe and sound. My ears ache to hear your voice and that incredible giggle and my eyes yearn to see the sparkle in your eyes and grin on your face. 28 years is not nearly enough little one !!! You have so much to accomplish! Your purpose here is greater than you could have ever imagined and the world Needs YOU! So fight on with all your might !! We are searching and we won’t stop! Each breath I take, I take for you too !! Feel my heartbeat … take my energy … and know that I won’t rest until you are home! I love you peanut! Find you soon !!! Xoxo.”
On Aug. 1, the younger Sayers traveled from Seattle for a solo hike at Vesper Peak in Snohomish County. Witnesses placed her at the peak later that day, but whatever happened to her after that remains a mystery.
Lisa Sayers told HuffPost last week that she believes her daughter is injured but still alive. More than 15 search and rescue squads have been looking in every direction from the 6,220 -foot summit. The young woman’s boyfriend, Kevin Dares, is among them.