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Robert’s father releases statement
A statement released by Robert Wood Sr.:
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I would like to again extend my thanks and praise to all who successfully recovered my son. Not only did I get my son back, but I feel that I gained thousands of family members last week.
Robert is doing well! He is feeling better. He is happy. He even has spoken a few words which is very rare! I hope to get him home soon.
I would like to clear up some things that were said about me in a negative light.
It has not been months since I have seen my boys. I try to see them every weekend, however, sometimes I am not able to. It is not my effort that keeps me from them. I take them to North Anna Battlefield park all the time. It is a beautiful place that keeps the boys active, and it is not very crowded which takes away a lot of distractions so that I can watch them better. There are many other parks we go to as well. I have never been told not to take them to that park or any other.
I am sorry I have not been available for comment, but I have not left the hospital for more than about an hour. A sick child’s bedside is no place for phone calls to reporters.
Though I do not have a lot of money, I consider myself to be the one of the wealthiest men in the world…My wealth is in my two little boys. They are they are the world to me, and I hope nobody could possibly think any different. “