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Cynthia L. Hauver: 12/1/1959 - 12/28/2012


To Heidi and the Jack and Jill Foundation.

I would like to thank you for this amazing breathtaking experience. My family and I would like to thank the wonderful people of the Beverly Wilshire for accommodating all our needs with transportation and wheelchairs and room and meals. Besides that, they were amazing because while we were having breakfast they came down and asked us how everything was and if we needed anything. I also would like to give a big thanks to Charles for setting up the ride in the Audi r8 v10 Spyder with Ryan. The ride with Ryan was the best car ride I have ever been in because when he shifted into gear I got pushed back in my chair and people were staring and taking pictures and even an eight year old was looking and pointing at me and Ryan and then her parents looked as we sped off with Ryan revving the engine. We would like to thank Daniel for picking us up at the airport, and taking us to the hotel. Also we would like to thank Tony our tour guide for taking amazing pictures of us, in amazing places and being very informative with a little humor ( Which is good because boring tour guides are the worst. ). We thank Danny for taking us from the hotel steps to the Universal Studios and helping us find our way. We also thank Alex for taking us, and our extra luggage from the Beverly Wilshire to Anaheim. But mostly, we all thank you guys so much for setting this up. Without you we would still be sitting here doing nothing.

Austen Hauver (I’m 12)

To Heidi and the Jack and Jill Foundation.

As soon as we arrived at the airport in California, I noticed Daniel holding a sign with my family’s last name on it, and a limo waiting outside to take us to our hotel. Just that overwhelmed me. I wasn’t even aware at the time that where he was taking us was going to be spectacular. As soon as we pulled into the driveway at Beverly Wilshire people opened our car doors for us and even knew our names! It was pretty cool and everyone was really nice. Then when Charles brought us to our room I was in awe. I wasn’t expecting such a large and beautiful suite. Austen and I even got our own room with a mini fridge! I was extremely excited and surprised because I never imagined staying in a room like that. It’s most defiantly a trip that I will never forget. And the day trips that were set up for us were very fun. I loved the tour with Tony. He was great and really funny. And I had a great time at the wax museum with my family. Also, the day at Universal Studios was amazing. I got to tour the set of one of my favorite shows, Desperate Housewives! (I’ve been bragging to my friends, and they’re all jealous.)
Well I just want to say thank you to everybody who made this trip possible. It really means a lot to my family and me. We needed a family vacation and a break from the stress. We had a ton of fun and my mom was always smiling, so thank you! This was truly a time of our lives.

Lizzie Hauver

To Heidi and the Jack and Jill Foundation

Cindy and I would like to tell the Jack and Jill Foundation how wonderful an organization it is. We had a trip of a lifetime! For a few days we all could forget about Cindy’s cancer and be happy.
The Beverly Wilshire is a beautiful hotel, but what made our stay there so wonderful was the staff. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. Every employee we met in the hotel would smile and say Hello or Good Morning, or Hi, How are you? Meals were wonderful, as again,
Every one was so friendly.
We would like to especially thank Charles Hawkins. He was always there for us, helpful and friendly. Please extend a warm Thank You to Katje Henke. She was so kind and knew all our names when we first arrived and was there to say goodbye. And a big thanks to all those who I have not mentioned by name.
The tours that Jack and Jill arranged were so wonderful, the guides and drivers were great. Lastly we would like commending the use of Southwest Airlines. They were right there with a wheelchair whenever Cindy arrived at the airports, and friendly as well.

Sincerely Yours
Peter and Cindy Hauver