It has been almost ten years since three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from a hotel room while on holiday in Portugal, and her parents Kate and Gerry have posted a heartbreaking update about the search on the 'FindMadeleine' website. Promising that they will "never give up" searching for their daughter, who would now be 13-years-old, they wrote: "Ten years- there's no easy way to say it, describe it, accept it. I remember when Madeleine first disappeared I couldn’t even begin to consider anything in terms of years... And now here we are... Madeleine, our Madeleine - ten years. Most days are similar to the rest - another day. May 3rd 2017 - another day. But ten years - a horrible marker of time, stolen time."
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Kate and Gerry posted an update about Madeleine
The pair requested that the media have "consideration" for them over the next few weeks, adding: "The two themes that seem most appropriate to me as we reach this ten year mark are perseverance and gratitude: We will go on, try our hardest, never give up and make the best of the life we have. We consider ourselves immensely fortunate to have received the love, solidarity and support from so many kind and decent people over the last decade. There have been many challenges and low points along the way but the warmth, encouragement and positivity we have experienced from the 'quiet majority' has undoubtedly sustained us and maintained our faith in human goodness. And while that is there, there will always be hope."
Madeleine has been missing since 2007
The couple's former nanny recently opened up about the terrible night that Maddie went missing, telling The Mirror: "I walked into Kate crying, friends comforting her, Gerry looking under cars, and it just blew up. I don't even think she saw me. I just stood next to her and tried to comfort her. She was pacing up and down. The worst possible thing had just happened to her," adding: "That's the one thing I really remember from [Gerry], looking under the cars. I can't forget that."