UPDATE: Marjorie Snyder called First Coast News on Thursday night and said a manager at Old Navy found her lost engagement ring in a stack of clothes.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Everyone has a bad day. For Marjorie Snyder, you can say she it has been a bad year.
"I am a miracle," said Snyder.
A year ago, Snyder weighed much more than she does now and without the problems she has today.
"It has been trying," said John Snyder. "Very difficult."
While living in South Korea with her Air Force husband, Snyder had elective surgery. She said it was successful.
But seven days later she developed sepsis, a deadly bacterial infection.
"She said she wasn't feeling well and passed out," said John.
Snyder was placed in a medically-induced coma for 25 days while they treated her infection.
"I was an awful experience," she said.
She came out the coma and the couple moved to Chicago, then back to South Korea, eventually to Jacksonville where she completed a pain management program at Mayo.
"We were celebrating because she had just graduated from the pain rehab center at Mayo Clinic," said John Snyder.
With the year behind her and good fortune ahead, Snyder on Wednesday went to the St. Johns Town Center to celebrate and in the process lost the engagement ring her husband gave her eleven years ago.
"On my right hand, I was wearing my engagement ring and it slipped off," said Snyder, "It is a very unusual ring."
Snyder made three stops. She said somewhere between the Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic stores, the ring came off the finger of her right hand.
"It could be laying among the clothes somewhere," she said, "or someone may have found it."
She notified the stores and Town Center lost and found, but it is still missing.
"I'm very sad. It has a great deal of sentimental value," said Snyder.
Christian Abramson manages Levy Jewelers and took a look at a picture of the missing ring.
"It is quite unique," said Abramson.
It is a triangle-shaped solitaire. Moved by her experience, Abramson said his company, which has been around for 100 years, is willing to help the Snyders, if it can.
"We are willing to do what we can," he said.
Marjorie Snyder said she's looking for a good Samaritan to come forth.
"If anybody can find it and return it, I would not be unhappy about that either," she said.
They are scheduled to meet with their insurance adjuster to see if the ring is covered under their homeowners insurance, just in case it never shows up.
They realize it is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but they're optimistic that it will be returned.
First Coast News