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Avonte Oquendo's hopeful family continues search

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We spoke to Avonte Oquendo's mother at the headquarters where volunteers are trying to find Avonte. With Christmas a week away, Vanessa Fontaine still has hope her son will be home to celebrate.

Every day, volunteers help out at the headquarters in Astoria, Queens, set up December 9 to find Avonte. Donations through social media sites, including a Facebook page, help pay for supplies and the stacks of fliers, many in different languages.

Avonte, who has autistic and does not speak, was last seen running away from his Long Island City School October 4. While there have been numerous tips about him, nothing has stuck. He simply vanished. But his mother continues to pray for that Christmas miracle.

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