Guestbook Message

Name: Rory Ryan
County: Westmeath
Country: Ireland
Comments: My brother (Sean Ryan) has been missing for 8 years this week, some people live in hope that he is alive others believe that he is dead. The uncertinty that the ‘dead or alive?’ question poses and the constant ‘what if?’ questions weigh heavily on all the family left behind.

The guilt that people have to feel when they realise that they would actually be happy if thier loved one was found to be dead and they could close a very dark chapter in thier lives is unimaginable. While on the other hand trying to live a normal life but always getting your hopes up each time the door knocks or the phone rings, or seeing someone in the street who might look like your missing brother is also a rollercoaster of highs and lows. For myself its been a long 8 years of trying to understand what is at the moment unexplainable.

If I had a wish it would be to have an answer, dead or alive?
Date: 9/9/2006