June 20, 2004
It has been far too long since we added adequate thanks to Simon's site. So many people help in so many ways. We are grateful for our newfound support network in Salt Lake City, including the wonderful cooks from our First Unitarian community who are bringing us nourishing meals!
Thanks to Ann Craig, who has journeyed here from Oberlin, Ohio 5 times since January!
Thanks to all who post on Simon's MESSAGE BOARD!
Thanks to all who send greetings in various other manners, including the fun stuff for the kids to play with and the yummy care packages!
We know you are out there, and we feel the spirit and love you surround us with!
And from our times in Ann Arbor... (assuredly incomplete)...
Thank you so much to all of you who have nourished us with delicious dinners, many of you multiple times: Kathy Huffnagle, Fawzia Abul, Jane La, Suzanna & Jeff, Jane Bishop, Shelly Banet, Pam Reister, Heidi Koester, Katherine Lawrence, Joyce Phillips, Beth Hospadaruk, Sandra Walls, Connie Lippert, Katy Kimberly, Trish Beckjord, Margie & Biff Barritt, Jane Dutton, Ann Sprunger & Dave Corsa, Connie Cohn, Lindsay Gross, Caroline Helton & Matt Kaplan, Sukanya Mandal, Pat Appleberry, Barb Chamness, and Liz Wierba and David Schmidt.
Thanks to our reliable shoppers: Connie Cohn, Jim & Paula Cummins, and Jane La.
We are deeply grateful to Eileene Rogers for her steadfast laundry support and Jodi Johnson for her deft cleaning help.
Thanks to the deMajo-Mentz familyAgustina, Graciela, Ricardo, Florencia, and Ricardo Jr.for providing a surrogate family when Mary and Markus need a break.
Thank you to all who have posted words of encouragement on Simon's message
Thank you to everyone who has sent a card, said a prayer, sent a thought, called, not called, baked cookies, shared a resource, written a story, made us laugh, helped us cry, shared your own painful experiences, listened, sent fun presents, checked this site, wondered how we're doing, shared a glass of wine, played with us, made lasagne, made soup, shared a joke, drawn a picture, felt anguish and worry, given excellent medical care, sent good vibes, run an errand, sent an email message, not expected a reply, asked for support
for us in their community, organized a blood drive, ...and wished the very best for Simon!
Very special thanks to Doug Heavrin-Brown for this wonderful
web site design and for fixing our flubs. * To Gari for music class. * To Betsy for making the hospital a place we like to be. * To Ann Craig and her sidekick, Norm, for indispensible live-in help. * To the cookie elves from Pebble Creek. * To San and Laz Slomovits for touching our family and making music we feel in our bones. * To Linda for tireless care of all of us. * To Ken Phifer, Eva Hochgraf, Carol Shultheis, and all our other loyal supporters from First Unitarian Universalist Church in Ann Arbor.
* To the Organizational
Behavior department at the University of Michigan Business School for
"Simon's Slush Fund". * To Music
for Little Folks for their generous money donation.