Hannah Anderson Surfaces Again

Calif. teen hits fundraiser, thanks supporters

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 18, 2013 7:03 AM CDT

(Newser) Hannah Anderson again poked her head out in public yesterday, appearing at a car-wash fundraiser for her family. It's the second such event she's attended in a week, and meant to raise cash for funerals for her slain mother and brother, as well as counseling for the California teenager. “It’s wonderful that [the community] is out here helping her," said dad Brett Anderson. "She just wanted to come out and thank these people personally."

Of his daughter's mental state in the wake of being rescued from kidnapper James DiMaggio, Anderson said, "It's very difficult. Every moment is difficult for her." Hannah "looked every bit the California teenager," notes NBC, and was seen thanking and hugging friends and neighbors. “It’s amazing to see her," said an event organizer. "It made my day."

This 2013 file photo, James Lee DiMaggio poses for a photo in a restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif.
This 2013 file photo, James Lee DiMaggio poses for a photo in a restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif.   (AP Photo/Andrew Spanswick, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, Hannah Anderson arrives for a fundraiser in her honor to raise money for her family, in Lakeside, Calif.
In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, Hannah Anderson arrives for a fundraiser in her honor to raise money for her family, in Lakeside, Calif.   (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Howard Lipin, File)
This screen shot taken from the ask.fm website shows a social media page of Hannah Anderson.
This screen shot taken from the ask.fm website shows a social media page of Hannah Anderson.   (AP Photo/ask.fm)
In this June 2011 file photo, Hannah Anderson, reclining across the laps of others, and James Lee DiMaggio, right, pose for a picture with other members of the extended Anderson families.
In this June 2011 file photo, Hannah Anderson, reclining across the laps of others, and James Lee DiMaggio, right, pose for a picture with other members of the extended Anderson families.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Andrea Saincome, File)
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