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Special Thanks...

These are the people and organizations who donate their time and services or help in some way to make this project come to fruition. The list builds every day. We thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts!

Organizations Individuals
  • The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles - dsala.org
  • Down Syndrome in Arts and Media - dsiam.org
  • Club 21 - clubtwentyone.org
  • Born to Act Players - borntoactplayers.com
  • Bluth Enterprises Production/Post Production Company - Richard Bluth a supporter of good causes! bluthenterprises.com
  • Studio 21 Hair Salon - Larry Brooks who is the best hair stylist around (818) 761-3870
  • McRory Pediatrics - for Jump Start - their amazing early intrevention program and wonderful therapists
  • My Discovery Gardens - Rachelle Rigsby for being a great daycare that does not discriminate and caters to those with special needs - mydiscoverygardens.com
  • Dr. Anita Sumen - great OBGYN who also allowed the use of her voice in the beginning of our Teaser reel
  • The families who have shared their images and videos with us (compiling this list!)
  • Luxmi Cruz - Mother - for her strength as a single mom, for teaching me to help those less fortunate than ourselves, for teaching me about courage and faith, and for her constant support
  • The late Dr. Benjamin G. Cruz - Father - for teaching me about perserverance against the most difficult odds, for teaching me patience, and for repeating to me over and over "never give up"
  • Yvonne Cruz - Sister who taught me compassion, understanding, and how to respect those who are "differently-abled", and for preparing me for my journey with my son with Down syndrome
  • Ken Cruz - Brother and English teacher for teaching me about entrepreneurship and running a business
  • Ben Cruz - Brother and Product & Service Innovator | Digital Marketing Strategist | Global Business Developer - Marketing and Crowd Fundraising Consultant, for getting me interested in photography and always listening
  • Heidi Buchanan Cruz - Sister for her voice in the beginning of our Teaser Reel and for her constant love and support
  • Kelly Lopez for her constant support and keeping me on track
  • Renee Stahl and Jeremy Toback - Recording Artists Renee and Jeremy for the use of their beautiful song "Miracle" in our 1st stage funding reel
  • Nicole Landers - NL Consulting, Sustainability Expert - Our Green Consultant
  • Shirley Rastatter - adopted Nana of my sweet son Nathan
  • Cissy Wellman - choreographer for Born to Act Players
  • Alyssa Gundler - Owner and Creator of Cavewoman Bars - the most delicious bars you'll ever taste! www.cavewomanbars.com
  • Jon Cavanaugh - NBC News, producer - News Media Documentary Consultant, back-up camera
  • Filomena Valdez - donated her time to make our T-shirts for the 2012 Buddy Walk
  • Ninon Aprea - Literary and Talent Manager
  • Brett Byers - Tax Law Consultant
  • Rob Scheid - Mac Consultant
  • Cari Lutz - cinematographer