Cartier Family

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Angela Cartier: 8/9/1970 - 10/13/2013


Dear Heidi,

I would like to thank you for organizing such a beautiful trip!

We loved every minute of our trip. My kids have never been to LA so they were very excited!

When we set foot into the Lowe’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the look in their eyes was priceless. My husband and I were also amazed at the clear view of the ocean. The front desk staff warmly welcomed us. The manager Mike came out to greet us and offer his assistance if needed. As we headed toward our room on the 7th floor, we got an awesome view of the Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park! It was breath taking. A huge basket of goodies awaited us in our room. A welcomed sight after the long flight. We got settled and headed down to Pacific Park/Santa Monica Pier. We had a great time on the pier! The Ferris wheel was one of our favorites! There was an amazing view of Santa Monica.

The next day we headed off on our Amazing LA Tour. We got a up close view of LA from our tour guide John. He was very funny and knowledgeable! Our favorite was the observation point near the Hollywood sign! We all got out and took pictures.

On Saturday, we headed to Universal Studios Hollywood! We were treated like stars! The kindly made accommodations for us to receive front of the line passes for my family! This helped a lot since it isn’t always easy for me to keep up with the kids! We headed off to the back lot tour. King Kong was a thrilling ride!. The rest of the day was packed with activity. We even got a family photo with The Simpsons!

On Sunday, we started our journey back to New York with our Budget rental car. Then we made our way to LAX. We appreciated the good service of Frontier Airlines which got us home to NY! It was a trip of a life time for our Family!

We are overwhelmed by the generosity and compassion of strangers. When a family goes through cancer, it takes away their spirit of fun. Thank you for letting us have our spirit’s renewed with this WOW experience.


Angela, Mike, Phil and Leanna