Family of Texan On Missing Flight Hold Out Hope

Tom Wood, family spokesperson, said they were more hopeful than ever for Philip Wood's safe return

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    Family members of Philip Wood, who was on the Malaysian Air Flight 370 that went missing earlier this month, still believe he is alive. (Published Sunday, Mar 16, 2014)

    Family members of Philip Wood, who was on the Malaysian Air Flight 370 that went missing earlier this month, still believe he is alive.

    Tom Wood, one of the younger brothers, said Sunday that after a week of monitoring updates, he is more hopeful than ever for good news.

    “I know he's strong. He's a strong guy and he's a smart guy and he can survive things, you know, he can survive this. He can survive this, he is surviving this,” he said.

    Wood said his perspective changed over the course of the past several days.

    “I thought it was over and we were just going to have to deal with it. And now it feels like there might be a good ending to this I mean we're believing there is a miracle in this,” he said.

    The Wood family has received a lot of support since news broke of Philip’s disappearance.

    A Facebook page called ‘Finding Philip Wood’ was created in an effort to post the most updated news on search efforts.

    “People I thought I'd never hear from again have contacted me and so my friendships have been strengthened and we're just going to have a big party when Phil gets back with everybody,” said Tom Wood.

    Wood said his faith has grown during this difficult time. He said if he could tell his brother anything, it would be this: “Hang on brother, we'll see you soon, I hope.”