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LETTER: Family Says Thanks

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Shea Shaw turned 17 this past Sunday and her family tell us that the turnout was great.

Funds that were raised will help Shea with all her therapy and help the family with many of the medical costs, says Michelle Bowen, Robbie Shaw's fiance.

Below is a thank you letter.

Well, I just want to thank every one of you who came out to . What an amazing group of friends we have.

I want to thank you all since the SJ Mercury News man didn't do us justice. Alea Bowen my baby girl and all her cute girlfriends Casey, Sherry, Morgan and Carolina from Los Gatos High for helping me with whenever I needed them to do at anytime.

Nick Dolan my nephew for the awesome graffiti banner, Vikki Graham, Victor Graham, Todd Graham, Joe Graham, Tony Jones, Brittney Doinne, and Ty for all the hard work they did for us. We couldn't have got this off the ground without the help of this amazing family. I love each and every one of you❤.

Also Jessy Pierce and Norma Salazar for all the extra work they did for Vikki getting this fundraiser put together. Juel, Summer, Lilly and Megan, you girls were amazing and so helpful. We just put you out there and you helped with whatever was needed.

Diane Hernandez,Tina Ver-Pacelli,Vickie Roach and Ann Shaw for working the front desk and selling tickets and greeting everyone. David Shaw and Derek Shaw for filling in at every thing that was needed everywhere. These two guys were always there when we need them.

The Ruiz family and friends for their killer BBQ cooking skills. The food turned out great. Mike Fava for donating the BBQ pit and coals. Colleen Hall and Amanda for getting all the linens and balloons for us. Ayana for face-painting. Chad Christopher from Red Robin for helping serve food. Brad and his Bad Boys security group. Gabrilla for working the T-shirt stand and anywhere else I needed her.

The Bands Jungle Rooster, Cold Storage and DJ Edwardo and Mike Walls for singing that beautiful song. You guys all rock.

Jon Ruiz, who was our event coordinator and Dave Lepori for taking pictures. Melinda Velencia and her son and girlfriend for all the hard work getting the kitchen and food set up. Josh Souza and Derek Shaw for the audio visual.

I hope I didn't forget anyone, and I if i did I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

And Last but not least Robbie Shaw the love of my life, for putting up with me through all the preparations for this event. We did it babe : )

--Michelle Bowen

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