BRYCE LASPISA – THUNDERCLAP!
BRYCE LASPISA’S THUNDERCLAP!!
THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU INCREDIBLE PEOPLE FOR SUPPORTING BRYCE’S THUNDERCLEP!!!
Here’s what we need each of you to do:
Click on the link directly below. When you are directed to the site, chose to support Bryce’s Thunderclap on FB. One button, one click, that is all. Pretty easy, right! After you have done that and have added your support to this amazing movement, feel free to share the post on your own timeline with these instructions. It is VERY important that each person click that link and support the Thunderclap.
When you support Bryce’s Thunderclap, you are setting in a motion a statement that will reach millions of people sharing Bryce’s photo and story. Bryce’s Thunderclap is set to happen at 12:00 AM on January 1, 2014 – so as each of us are ringing in the New Year and reaching for our phones to update our status’, FB will be flooded with Bryce’s story. That is one hell of a statement to make. The more of you that support the Thunderclap – the bigger this statement will be!
I know that the group of supporters for Bryce are passionate, kind and incredible people – you all have done SO much so far, I am excited beyond words to see the magic you all will work on this Thunderclap.
Thank you all for being as amazing as you are!!
I just wanted to take the opportunity to remind all of our followers that Bryce Laspisa is still missing, but the hopes of finding this young man alive, remain high. When I asked Bryce’s parents, Karen and Mike, what they would like to share with all of Bryce’s, family, friends and supporters, they responded:
“Our position at this point is that we are worried about him. He is not wanted by any law enforcement agency. Bryce did nothing wrong and he is not in trouble. We are not angry with him and love him. If you have seen Bryce recently, we are desperate to know that he is okay, and would like to help him if he needs help. More than anything, we need to know where he is and that he is okay.”
In the small amount of contact I have had with the Laspisa family, I knew instantly that these are great people. They are kind, thoughtful and utterly determined to find their son. Bryce is a great young man with his future still laid out before him. As a mother myself, I can only begin to image the fear and devastation that Bryce’s parents are experiencing. As a parent, every moment of every day where you do not know where your children are or if they are okay, every cell in your body just screams we need to find them, we can’t stop until we find them. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, matters until you have your baby back in your arms. Karen and Mike have handled these tragic events with a grace and dignity that only few possess. We need to ensure that we never stop spreading Bryce’s story, not only because we want to find Bryce, but also because his parents deserve our support and attention. They deserve to be comforted in their time of need.
Wristbands have been made in Bryce’s honor, and are being offered by the family. The wristbands are free, all his family is asking is that you wear the bracelet and spread Bryce’s story.
If you would like to request a bracelet, please send a self addressed, stamped envelope per wristband to:
FIND BRYCE LASPISA
C/O CHERYL LUTGE-STEPHENS
785 TUCKER ROAD PMB G499
If you would like to make a donation to help the family in their continued efforts to find Bryce, please go to the website set up for Bryce.
A new YouTube video has been released in which Bryce’s parents ask for Bryce to come home safe. Please take a moment to watch it at the link below.
The most important thing to know is that until Bryce is found, we will not stop looking, and we will ensure that his face remains in the spotlight. This is an incredible young man with a loving family that just desperately miss Bryce. Please pass Bryce’s story on to as many people as you can, forward it on to your email contact list, post the posters on your FaceBook page, continue to volunteer to help search for Bryce. Pass Bryce’s story on as you would if he was your own son.
Join us on FaceBook to show the Laspisa family some love!
And so once again, I am asking the Lighting Their Way Home family and supporters to do what we do best. Turn on those porch lights, light those candles, it’s time to …
Light Bryce’s Way Home.
Normally I will only cover the cases of missing children, however, a Lighting Their Way Home family member has reached out and asked that we post some information to circulate surrounding the disappearance of 19 year old Bryce Laspisa.
Bryce Laspisa has been missing since August 30, 2013. His family had moved to Laguna Niguel in Orange County after Bryce graduated from Naperville Central High School last year. At the time of his disappearance, Bryce was attending Sierra College. He was driving home on the night of August 30 to visit his parents, Michael and Karen Laspisa. He placed a call to his parents to let them know he would be pulling off to the side of the road to take a quick nap. That was the last anyone ever heard from Bryce.
The next morning, Bryce’s SUV was found flipped on its side, with its rear window shattered, in a ravine near the lake. Bryce’s wallet and cell phone were located in the SUV, but there were no signs of Bryce. Searchers were called in and K9 units did track a scent in a direction of the lake, but unfortunately lost it shortly after. The nearby lake was searched, the surrounding trails were searched, and the stretches of difficult bushy terrain surrounding the crash scene were also searched.
A burned body was located a few miles from Bryce’s car, but has been identified as Lamondre Miles, 35, and is in no way connected to Bryce’s disappearance.
As the days passed with no sign of Bryce, the searches were scaled back, and have now been officially called off. Authorities have been unable to locate any evidence to show what may have happened to Bryce, and more importantly where this young man is.
Bryce’s parents have planned a vigil for their son to be held at Frontier Park behind Neuqua Valley High School at 3880 Cedar Glade Drive on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.. The family has asked those attending wear orange or white to honor Bryce. No candles will be used at the vigil, but rather glow sticks will be handed out. The vigil will coincide with other vigils being held for Bryce.
A vigil will be at held on the same day, at the same time, in Castaic Lake, California, at the site where Bryce’s overturned SUV was found. A third vigil, starting at 6:00 p.m. will be held at Rocklin, CA Sierra College were Bryce was starting to attend as a sophomore. I strongly encourage that anyone who is able to attend these vigils, take the time to stop by, and show your support. If anyone of us were ever in the Laspisa’s situation, this family would support us, and encourage us to not give up hope, and we need to now do this very thing for them. 1 glow stick may seem insignificant to some, but to the Laspisas, that glow stick is a ray of hope.
Please visit the FaceBook page set up for Bryce to stay updated on announcements and press coverage, and leave a comment in support of Bryce’s family. He is their only son, and their hearts are breaking not knowing where their son is, or if he’s hurt. We need to find this young man, and bring him home.
Bryce Laspisa is a white male, standing 5’11”, weighing 170 lbs. He has red hair and blue eyes. Bryce also has a tattoo of a bull’s head with a Roman numeral on his left shoulder. He was last seen wearing white cargo shirts, a blue and white shirt, and white and red Nike sneakers.
BRYCE MAY BE IN NEED OF MEDICAL ATTENTION
If you have any information at all regarding the disappearance of Bryce Laspisa, please immediately contact Detective Chris Carns at 1-323-890-5500.
Let’s Light His Way Home
Bryce’s vigils were all a great success. I would like to thank each and every person who attended the vigils to show their support for the Laspisa family and their dedication to finding Bryce and bringing him home. We will continue to update you with information regarding any more events being held in Bryce’s name. Thank you again for attending the vigils!
Thanks to Janel for advocating for Bryce!