“Bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open because the world needs you open.” –Rebecca Campbell
On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 Annie Schmidt, daughter of Jon Schmidt, famous for his piano playing in the Piano Guys, and Michelle Schmidt, was reported missing. Over the next month, hundreds of people and search dogs embarked on what became an ordeal that gained national attention as the search for her unfolded. This three-part series includes interviews with Annie’s mother -Michelle, the woman who found Annie’s body – Lydia Mcgranahan, and another participant who was key in helping to find Annie – Marty Newey. This series starts out introducing Annie and Lydia – the woman who found her, and we jump into the inspiration that brought a woman who had no idea who Annie was into the search in the Columbia River Gorge. The second installment takes us further into the search and the inspiration and weaving of events that took place as we talked about the experience with those who were there. And, this third and final episode takes us to when Annie’s body was found, to her funeral where Lydia hears Annie speak to her, and where finding Annie is also losing Annie.
Tune in for in-depth interviews as we uncover the miraculous events surrounding the discovery of Annie Schmidt in this three-part series.
Thanks to The Piano Guys for the use of their music in this episode. https://thepianoguys.com/