Letters to the Editor

Angels’ grateful for support

Looking at our list of supporters, donors and the people who gave so much of themselves, I am humbled and so grateful for the

community we are fortunate enough to be a part of. Literally from the very first phone call I made, I was introduced to the giving spirit of the business owners and managers of Oak Harbor. They not only donated their goods and services. but continue to give their time and hearts as well. We were thrilled to meet two new Angel families and represent more than 30 Angels around the world at our picnic.

Because of these VIPs, our picnic was an outstanding success, we raised nearly triple the amount of last year! For a total of almost $1,800 to send to FAST for research and therapy for our Angels! Our biggest success was raising awareness for our daughter and all Angels.

Extra special thanks go out to: Courtney, Sonna and the Ryan Family at The BBQ Joint; Connie at Oak Harbor Walgreens; Brian Boyle from Spatz of Washington Contractors; Johanna Boyle; The Hiatt Family; Robyn at The Party Store; The Radach Family; Stacy at Whidbey Coffee; Rob (and his awesome dogs) at Midway Florist; Charisse and the Waldon Family from Seabolt’s Smokehouse; John and Penny Fowkes of Amazing Entertainment; Kay Coolridge at Popsies; Chelsea and Nathaniel at Double R Rentals; The staff at Gallery Golf Course; The owners of Yummies; Bill Waite at A.C Aircraft Company; Lee Rossi and the Rossi family at Oak Harbor Signs; Lynn at Whidbey Inspirations; Aaron at Aaron’s Tattoo; Rick, Melissa and Jason at The Football Bat; the whole bakery crew at Kakies; and last but not least Rebecca at Whidbey News-Times and Crosswind for publishing our story and getting the word out about Angelman Syndrome and our picnic.

Without these people our picnic would never have gotten off the ground, our auction would never have been a roaring success and we would never have begun the friendships that we now value so much. Thank you seems almost insufficient, but because of the support of everyone the dream that our daughter and other Angels may someday have the ability to speak their thanks is that much closer to reality.

The Renick Family
Oak Harbor


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