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Her father and uncle still missing, 12-year-old Elisheva Cohen discusses keeping positive through faith

After being spotted by Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett praying after the Champlain Towers South building collapse, 12-year-old Elisheva Cohen became one of the faces of the horrible disaster.
After being spotted by Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett praying after the Champlain Towers South building collapse, 12-year-old Elisheva Cohen became one of the faces of the horrible disaster.

SURFSIDE, Fla. – After being spotted by Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett praying after the Champlain Towers South building collapse, 12-year-old Elisheva Cohen became one of the faces of the horrible disaster.

Last week President Joe Biden embraced her during his visit, sharing a moment and even a note with the girl who is still missing her father and uncle.

On Tuesday, Elisheva Cohen and her older brother Avi Cohen sat down for a discussion with Local 10 News’ Rosh Lowe, and explained how her Jewish faith is helping her stay positive amid the difficult times.

Their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.

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Reporter Rosh Lowe is covering the Surfside building collapse and other news for Local 10 News.