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Help find Sean Sidi

We need your help to find our son


Dearest Sean,
It has now been almost 5 months since you vanished without a trace from San Francisco.  Every day without you feels like an eternity. We are doing everything in our power to find you. Doctors say that your life is at risk due to your brain injury and other medical issues. HANG ON, Sean – wherever you may be.   
We love you with every fiber of our being, Sean. You have brought so much joy to our lives these past 19 years. We could not have asked for a better son. We know with 100% certainty that you need medical care and cannot find your way home, without our help. There are MANY people who care about you, and who are helping us search for you. We live for the day that we can hold you in our arms again.
We Love You,
Mom & Dad
For more information about the desperate search for brain injured teen, Sean SIDI, see
Due to his medical condition, Sean may be homeless, living on the streets, unable to ask for help. SEAN IS IN URGENT NEED OF MEDICAL CARE.   
Sean is 5’5”, slim build and 120 lbs; has dark brown thick, wavy hair, of Asian/Caucasian ethnicity; WEARS SILVER DENTAL BRACES; has a surgical scar on right forehead from brain surgery. Although Sean vanished from San Francisco, CA, it is possible that he may have traveled FAR from San Francisco if he was given a ride.  
If you see Sean, please take Sean to the hospital and call us at 415.713.5913.  You may also send any photo to 415.713.5913.


Sean is much loved and missed by his family in England. Sean  spent many summer vacations with his British cousins, Benji, Camille and Leah (Sidi), and his Aunt Francoise and Uncle Alan. We have such good memories of our family vacations together in various parts of Europe.  Sean and his cousin, Benji Sidi, are only 2 weeks apart in age - making it perfect for double the mischief. During one vacation to Sicily, both boys, who were about 3 years old at the time, "unpacked" the suitcases by throwing the clothes in the suitcases from our 2nd story apartment, down to the mud below....They had such a laugh!
London, 29 September 2013
"Dearest Sean,"
A couple of days ago, I was coming out of our local supermarket and found myself face to face with a young man that looked so, so much like you, it was uncanny. My heart went mad! After taking a few steps away from him, I turned back and hovered around, observing him. I was totally unable to leave even after realizing that he was not you. I did not want him not to be you and hoped, I suppose, for a miracle.This young man was on the phone, talking about mundane things to a friend, maybe what he was about to buy or do that evening. A young man, just like you! I went home quite distressed, thinking of Claude, Lynn and Danielle who probably see young men, just like you and how unimaginably hard that must be!
So often with Alan, Benji, Camille and Leah, we talk about you. You are “kind of there” at dinner time when we remember a holiday and a situation that made us all laugh. How funny and mischievous you and Benji were when you were both little. How you drew these amazing mazes and what good illustrations & drawings you make. How good your French is, although you never wanted to speak it with us (hi, hi! just like Benji!). These moments bring up so much fondness and love for you.

Benji’s girlfriend, Josie, kind of knows you by now, she saw pictures of you, she heard the stories of how the two Sidi boys were so “creative” in their play… but then, there is silence, bewilderment and sadness showing in Benji’s and our eyes.
Your European cousins will not express grief and concern very easily and publicly, they are British after all! But we desperately want you to be back, to live your life, be yourself and develop all these talents that you have!
As Cousins, you may live on separate continents and live very different lives but,
Dear Sean, there are Only Two Sidi Boys! And for us there will always be two Sidi Boys!
You are One: Unique, Important and Loved.
We hope you are safe and that you will find your way Home very, very soon!

With All Our Love,
Alan & Françoise
Benji, Leah and Camille"
For more information about our desperate search for Sean, missing from San Francisco since May 21, 2013, see or


Sean has now been missing for over 4 months…..Each day is more painful than the previous one - as we (his parents) oscillate between despair and sadness, with no end in sight. Sean’s disappearance has also affected the lives of his close friends. One of Sean's closest friends is Paul Vajda.

Paul and Sean have been fast friends since middle school – spending countless number of hours together in school and out. During his winter break from university in January 2013, Paul spent many days with Sean, after Sean’s accident and 2 brain surgeries - talking, listening, and building up Sean’s strength by walking and hiking with him. This summer, we spent some time with Paul. We could not help but be reminded of Sean, and all the fun times he and Paul spent together over the last 7 years…. 



“Sean, It started with a birthday party…then came the lunches, followed by the weekends and the numerous sleep overs, the long Friday nights of rock-climbing and watching “Lost”, rafting, skiing, swimming, biking, gymnastics, aikido, walking Ginger, Paris, Tahiti…and the list goes on. But what about our plans to go flying? and your visit to Montreal? Sean, this list is still too short and has too many unchecked boxes. Where are you? Where have you fled to that's better than San Francisco, filled with friends and family, all longing for your return. There has been nobody to call all summer. The number of times I had a natural instinct to dial your number that I know all too well only to quickly realize there is nobody to pick up, is a stinging reminder that a piece of me has disappeared.

Come home now.

Much love, 


 For more information about our desperate search for Sean, see