Truth Frequency Radio
Nov 04, 2014

abcnews.go.com_2014-11-04_11-21-15By NICOLE PELLETIERE via Good Morning America

Rosa Levy, 88, had been making the trip from Argentina to Boston to visit her family for over 20 years. It wasn’t until this year’s visit that something went wrong, her family said.

“She was going back to her home [Argentina] and from Boston was supposed to connect from New York,” said Leila Wons, 31, Levy’s granddaughter. “She was supposed to get to the flight to Argentina at 10 p.m. and it was delayed to 8 a.m. the next morning.”

Being that Levy could not speak English, Wons and her parents began panicking when they were unable to locate Levy.

“It’s difficult for her to communicate,” Wons said. “The issue was that the airline didn’t keep a record of what hotel they were sending her to and we couldn’t find where she was.”

abcnews.go.com_2014-11-04_11-21-43According to her granddaughter, Levy had been visiting the U.S. regularly, every one to two years. “It was unusual and this has never happened before,” she said.

Not living in New York, Wons reached out to people on the Internet using an online community from her alma mater, Wellesley College. Soon after, she was connected to 47-year-old Maryann Ford, a fellow Wellesley alumna.

Ford, who live in Manhattan, read Wons’ call for help via social media.

“I was on my way to sleep and a Wellesley friend tagged me in a post, asking if I could help,” Ford told ABC News. “I got out of my PJ’s, threw on some sweats, and hopped in a cab to JFK to find her.”

With a digital picture of Wons’ grandmother in hand, Ford asked if anyone had seen Rosa Levy in the near-empty airport.

After some hurdles and help from airline employees, Ford reached a Holiday Inn, where she called for police assistance to help find Levy.

“It was 4 a.m. and my grandmother was getting on the shuttle to the airport,” said Wons. “That’s when Maryann saw her.”