Mom took the card into the local camera shop. It's a good place that's been around 50 or so years and caters to hardcore photographers - you can still get processing chemicals and an array of film there. I have them doing a CLA on my Nikon at the moment. Anyhow, they were not able to recover the card.
Since Head-Fi is geeky and into cameras, I was wondering if anyone had success in recovering a card. Tips and techniques are welcome. If anyone knows of a good data recovery service, please pass their contact info along. They'll happily pay for a recovery, as well.