May 26th, 2011
01:05 AM ET

Video: 'I gotta keep searching,' dad says about missing son

Editor's note: Mike Hare, the father of a missing Missouri teen, speaks with Anderson Cooper about trying to find his son.

Related: In Joplin, a push to find missing; reconnect families

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  1. Debra Renaud

    To Mike Hare and your family, my thoughts and prayers are so much so with you...God Bless you and all the families affected by these terrible tornados....please know that there are people all over the country praying for you, your family is our family , we are all in this together...Mike Hare... I said a special prayer for you today to find your son...God Bless you and keep you...Debra

    May 26, 2011 at 2:26 am |
  2. Steve Brown

    The interviews with parents and family searching for their children around Joplin are heartbreaking. We lost our youngest son nearly five years ago, and still struggle with his loss every day as a family. Our prayers are with the families there who are living with uncertainty and loss.
    My father's family is from Joplin, and Monday morning, I was calling hospitals, trying to find our Uncle Leo. He had been a patient at St. John's when it was hit. He didn't make it. His wife, and our other uncle and aunt, had left the hospital less than an hour before the tornado struck.
    I keep looking at the wreckage of Joplin, trying to reconcile the images of destruction with my childhood memories of a town where folks sat on the front porch on summer evenings, talking and laughing with neighbors while we chased fireflies. And I listen to what folks in Joplin are saying as they cope with this disaster, and I'm both proud of them, and grateful we still have people like them in our country.
    I just want folks in Joplin to know that there are a lot of us around the country who have them in our prayers and thoughts. God bless, and we pray for your families to be reunited. And Anderson – thank you for your straightforward coverage that keeps us in touch with the reality of this tragedy.

    May 26, 2011 at 1:46 am |
  3. Angela

    Why can't someone make a facebook page "Joplin's Lost and Found" and have all of the area hospitals post pictures with contact numbers of everyone who is a "Jane or John Doe" man, woman and child who has been brought in since the tornado as well as the a place the family's who are missing someone can post a picture with a contact number. It would just be one central place where the faces could come together.

    May 26, 2011 at 1:32 am |