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Water Damaged Memory Card, photos lost forever?

My friend just had a baby and washed her camera (& memory card) in the laundry a week ago. ALL of the babies 1st pictures are on that memory card.  My friend is destroyed, so I'm trying to figure out how to restore them.  The first time I put the card in the computer, the photo thumbnails popped up, but disappeared as soon as I tried to access them to save to a CD.  My card readers in the computer & the printer & the camera do not recognize the card. No error message, screen just freezes or keeps searching.  I've downloaded various softwares (Art Plus Digital Recovery, Rescue Pro, Data Doctor) but since the card can't be read, the softwares can't recover anything.  I've warmed the card with a blowdryer, as I read on one website that it helps...nothing.  We don't care how much it costs or how long it takes, but we hope there is a way.  Is there is a way? Any tricks to get the computer to read the card? Any info will be GREATLY appreciated.
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Thank you for taking the time...I will try the alcohol.  LC Technology (SanDisk recommends to recover) recommended I leave it in the sun for a week to help it dry out. SD cards are the hardest to dry out with tiny little places for water to hide.  We'll see what happens.  THANKS!