First and foremost, I would like to thank my husband for supporting me no matter how crazy my ideas are; my daughter for getting to bed without me tucking her in. Thanks, Dad, for all the meals, especially the vegetables. (Remember, eat five a day for good health!) Thanks to my sister Annie and Mom for flagging down people off the street and challenging anyone they could think of.
Not enough thanks can be given to Blake Miles and his family for sharing their home with the entire Imperial Valley. Without them, my 77-hour stay would not have been possible. Darla, you are a gem!
I must thank Cherie Alford for her support and gift of time. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks to John Levechio at Q96 and DJ Toby for getting the message out; Airtouch Cellular (Mark Gran) for the air time; Brawley Inn for the prize package; Channel 13-CBS (Mayte Nuñez and Edward Mendibles) for making us newsworthy; and to Golden Corral (Alfonso Cardenas) for the balloons. Thank you, Gary, for all your hard work.