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985, President Ronald Reagan asked newspaper publishers to promote cases of missing children. Reagan mentioned the disappearance of Johnny. "Parents call for help, many by letters to me, for example, I learned about Jennifer Matthews of Greilli, Colorado, who would celebrate a happy 13th birthday with her family only last month," Reagan said. "Letters like these touch us deep and we tried to help. Last June, we launched the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which runs a free hotline and provides other help. But one president can only And so, today I would like to ask for your help. "