NEW INFORMATION: Man donates money to help reunite son with mother

By: Lindsay Alowairdi, Amanda Tyler Email
By: Lindsay Alowairdi, Amanda Tyler Email

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- A man in San Diego has donated the money for a plane ticket to reunite a Chippewa Falls woman with her son.

As we first told you Monday, Kathy Amaya had been searching for her son for more than 30 years after he was abducted by her ex-husband as a toddler.

Earlier this month, Kathy told us she was contacted by the border patrol in San Diego who told her they had detained someone that was crossing the border named David Amaya. After doing some digging, Kathy confirmed it was her son who grew up living with his grandparents in Mexico.

Kathy told us David is staying at a church in San Diego and they were working to raise enough money so he can travel back to Chippewa Falls and be reunited with his family by Thanksgiving.

On Tuesday, a man saw the story on NBC 7 in San Diego and decided to donate the roughly 450 dollar plane ticket so David can be reunited with his mom.

"Everybody deserves a chance to be next to their mother and a mother deserves a chance to be next to their child," Fotios Tsimboukakis told the station.

David is working on getting an ID so he can fly. Kathy told us on Wednesday she is grateful for all the support and hasn’t heard yet when her son will be coming to Wisconsin.


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