Lexy Ijames, of Owensboro, was last seen on Sunday, June 6. Her family desperately wants to bring her home and they are asking the community to help.

WHO IS LEXY IJAMES?

Angel here and I had the opportunity to talk with Lexy's mother Beth Loma this week ask her about her daughter, Lexy.  Just as any mother does she told me about the things she talked about her love for her daughter and told me this:  she has the biggest heart of anyone I know. Would literally give the shirt off her back to help someone. She’s caring, helpful, a hard worker, smart, and loves her sisters.  She loves dogs, in fact, Lexy is obsessed with dogs and she loves riding horses.  She could listen to music all day and isn't a big fan of school LOL.  Sounds like your typical teenager right?!  Unfortunately, Lexy is not your typical teen.  She has some medical issues that require medicine.  Her mother loves her very much and wants to see her return safely to her family.

I asked Beth to share a fun memory of Lexy and she told me this:

 When she was 5 we were at Chuck E. Cheese and she threw the biggest fit because the mouse up on the stage wouldn’t answer her.  I literally had to drag her out screaming and she kept saying “answer me Chuck E. “

I was speaking with Tiffany Hoffman, one of Lexy's former teachers and she told me she had Lexy and her sisters in class.  She told me she loved Lexy very much and wants to see her come home.

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WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD?

If you've read the news you know this isn't the first time that Lexy has gone missing.  This time it has been almost two months.  As a parent I want you to close your eyes and imagine waking up and finding out your child is gone.  Let that sink in.  You search everywhere, make phone calls, go to social media, contact friends and family only to come up empty-handed.  You're getting nowhere and you aren't even sure if your child is safe, fed, sheltered, sick, or worse.  Now ask yourself would you want someone scrolling past your post on social media or telling you to just wait and see what happens?  NO, if you're anything like me you would be knocking down doors and doing whatever it took to find your child.

Lexy's mom posted this last night on the Help Find Lexy Ijames Facebook Page;

Since the page is growing and gaining more awareness, I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who is here! Parenting is never easy. It really does a take a village at times. Lexy’s story has now been shared on the news and radio. What I hope happens is that whoever is helping her, sees I’m not going to give up. I will fight forever to get her home.   Lexy if you see this we love you and miss you. Please come home!!

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

First and foremost if you are a believer PRAY.  Next, share and keep up to date on the latest news on Lexy.  Like and share the Facebook page her mother created.  Most importantly don't fall into the trap of thinking you can't help.  Every time you share Lexy's photo or her story that's one more person seeing her face.

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Lexy Ijames, of Owensboro, was last seen on Sunday, June 6. Her family desperately wants to bring her home and they are asking the community to help.

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