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Oct 13, 2011 8:44 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Family's plea to get back precious documents

"There's no money, there's nothing of any value in that box at all, of any value to anyone besides us," desperately says mother of four and military wife Lora Lyon.

On Wednesday afternoon Lora and her husband, Captain Dean Lyon, who serves in the U.S. Army, came home to a burglarized home.

"The door was wide open," says Lora. When they took a closer look, they noticed several electronics devices, including an iPad, iPod touch, and a laptop, were stolen from their bedroom. The most important things they lost were documents in a black lock box in their study.

Social security cards, passports, and birth certificates, were among the documents that were securely tucked away in the lock box that was stolen.

Their passports are the precious documents that are most needed right now.

"We are in the process of trying to adopt a little boy from Eastern Europe who is sick," slowly says Lora. As her voice becomes a little shaky and her eyes begin to swell she adds, "He really needs to come home."

The 3-year-old boy has polycystic kidney disease, only has one kidney, and needs medical attention. He most likely will need a "kidney transplant before he turns ten" adds Lora.

"We need our passports back so that we can travel very quickly to go over and get him and bring him home," she softly says.

If their passports do not get returned, it may mean they will not be able to travel to get him until spring, and knowing that he's very sick, he needs medical attention sooner rather than later to make sure his condition does not worsen.

Lora added that amongst the documents stolen were "letters my husband wrote to me and the kids while he was in Iraq and Afghanistan." Captain Dean Lyon served year-long tours in both countries. He recently returned March of 2011 from Iraq.

Lora was saving those letters to give to her children.

Now, all the Lyon family can do is hope and wait someone will help them find those precious memories of the past, along with their passports, so they can help welcome one sick little boy and, hopefully, help change his future for the better.

If you have any information regarding a black, fireproof lock box, that needs to be opened with a key, please send us an email at so that a little, sick boy can be with a family that loves him and wants him to come home.



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