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A Mind Comes to Light From the foggy deep, A mind chained and bound Finds the light, a flickering dim glow. To add to the infant flame the mind uses kindling – Knowledge, books; soon, a fluorescent glow burns bright. From the foggy deep, A mind emerges. -Gabriela Valner


[xÜÉ Thanks to RSRT for continuing its important work to reverse the effects of Rett Syndrome. We look forward to watching the progress we all hope for Hannah and Gaby. And send our love to our friends, Marci and Rudy Valner who are working tirelessly on Gaby’s behalf!

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David A. and Karen Richards Sachs


[xÜÉ Marci & Rudy, Congratulations on your hard work and dedication to an important cause and to finding a cure for Rett Syndrome.

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Trudy and Bruce Fagel


[xÜÉ What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

To Our Gaby, You inspire us to laugh You inspire us to love You inspire us to never give up hope. You are our inspiration,

With love and admiration, Mom, Dad, Danielle and Alex

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[xÜÉ We admire The Valner and Epstein Families’ dedication to helping find a cure for

Dahlia and Art Bilger

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[xÜÉ To our beautiful GabyWe have always told your family that you will be famous one day and make a difference in this world. Through your insightful writings and strong determination, you are well on your way. You are an inspiration to all of us fortunate enough to be around you!

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Lots of love, The Moelis Family


[xÜÉ Dear Hannah, I love you. You are the best sister in the world. And I hope Mommy finds a cure. Love, Jennifer.

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Best wishes, Rhonda, Mark, Matt, Greg, and Mikey Wapnick


^Ç|z{à We proudly support Gaby Valner and the Rett Syndrome Research Trust. We hope that We wish Gaby all the our contribution, along with best, those of many others, helps further research so that Gaby Gabriel and Deborah and others can finally be cured. Brener

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^Ç|z{à We love you, Hannah! We're all fighting for you! You have so many memories still to come!

Love, The Brandt Family

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Debbie and Mark Attanasio


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Mark and Barbara Gerson

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V{tÅÑ|ÉÇ Dear Hannah, We miss you and think of you often hoping you are doing better with each passing day.

Lots of love, The Vanica Family

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With Love, John, Mary, Tommy and Jack Conlin

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With love and admiration, Brad, Lani, Grey and Maia Fauvre

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Auntie Nini, Uncle Bob, Lexi, Romi, Marni, and Berni


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With Admiration and Love, Kathy and Charlie Toppino


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YÜ|xÇw Congratulations to our dear friends Julie and Ken Moelis, Stephanie and Leon Vahn, and Marci and Rudy Valner for your dedicated hard work in support of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.

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With much love and appreciation, Judy and Tom Flesh and family


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Deborah and Ivan Kallick

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YÜ|xÇw We support you always Gaby --Congratulations!

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Love, Cindra, Laddie, & Chelsea


YÜ|xÇw Our thanks go to all the people involved in searching for a cure for this disease. Your hard work is appreciated.

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Sincerely, Ann and Arthur Mazirow


YÜ|xÇw To our dear friends Marci & Rudy, You are an inspiration to us all. We are proud to support you in finding a cure for Gaby.

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With love and friendship, the Freemans, Graboffs, and Grellers.


YÜ|xÇw GabyWe are dreaming of a bright future for you and all the children with Rett Syndrome.

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Our love, Lenore and Ron Lopaty


YÜ|xÇw We are proud to support the efforts of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.

Jodie and Steven Fishman

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YÜ|xÇw May all your wildest dreams come true Gaby!

With love, Mac and Lise Davis

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YÜ|xÇw Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. We are proud to support the “Hope for Hannah and Gaby” effort to keep moving closer to Rett Syndrome cure.

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The Besquin Family.


YÜ|xÇw A huge round of applause for the extraordinary work of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust! Hannah and Gaby, may your futures be bright and may all your wishes come true!!

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Selina Boxer-Wachler


YÜ|xÇw Hoping for a rapid cure for Gaby and Hannah and all others that are so afflicted.

With much love. Hal & Joyce Frank

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YÜ|xÇw We enthusiastically support the efforts of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.

The Klein Family

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YÜ|xÇw Dear Marci and Rudy, It is our pleasure to support your family and wish you the best for Gaby.

Susan and Leo

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YÜ|xÇw Marci and Rudy We admire and support your commitment to this wonderful cause.

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Linda and Roger Howard, Missy and Glen Polson, Jennifer and Andy Howard


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YÜ|xÇw All our love and support for Gaby and her family. May the cure be near.

Frankie and Joel Berger

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YÜ|xÇw Hope for a Cure. Roberta Novick

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YÜ|xÇw We support your fight for a cure. All our love to Hannah, Gaby and their families.

Jane and Mark Gavens

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YÜ|xÇw Dear Arlene, Marci, Rudy and Gabriela, We know that you will find a cure for this devastating disease.

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With Love, Hope and Our Prayers, Enid and Shelly, Barbara and Shelly, Sandy and Al, Gloria and Arny, Rochelle and Bob


YÜ|xÇw Our love to Gaby and the Valner family. Let's find the cure for RETT Syndrome.

Sharon and Paul Crane

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YÜ|xÇw Thanks to the Epstein and Valner Families For their Great Work Helping to Give Hope To Victims of Rett Syndrome. We Salute You for Your Efforts.

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Stacy and Jesse Sharf


YÜ|xÇw Our Love and Support for Gaby and a Cure for Rett Syndrome

Laura and Corey Udkoff

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YÜ|xÇw In honor of Hannah & Gaby... We're proud to support RSRT for all of the extraordinary work that you do!

Sarah & Jeremy Milken

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YÜ|xÇw Thank you Heidi, Jonathan, Jennifer, and Hannah and all your families for everything you have done to find a cure.

Love, The Harrah Family

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YÜ|xÇw Rudy, Marci, Danielle, Alex, and Gaby, The love and courage you have shared as a family is so inspiring. I hope this is the year they find a cure.

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Love, Robin Kurtzman


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Dear Hannah & Gaby, Your "Hope" inspires us all.

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Love, Susan, Jon, Sami & Carly Berger


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WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT The Valner Family And Rett Syndrome Research Trust

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With All Our Love The Hertz Family Teri, Kenny, Dani & Cori


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It’s our privilege to support your important work that brings hope for beautiful young people like Hannah & Gaby and their families.

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Barbara & David Firestone


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Gaby You inspire us all. You give us reason to believe. You are the picture of Hope….

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Love, Auntie Stacy and Uncle Alberto Sophia, Niki, Harrison, and Lucy Cary and Linda Sarah, Eve, and Ruby


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Dear Gaby: We Love You!!!

Leon, Michaela, Joanna and Philippe

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We are thrilled to support RSRT and the extended Valner Family!

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With hopeful enthusiasm, Lori, Simon and Charlotte Furie


YÜ|xÇw M|O|L|M Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP family law

Gaby, you have been a kind and loving friend to Megan. We know our families will always share a special bond. Hannah, your laughter and love has touched so many lives. We will never stop fighting for you!

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With love, Lisa, Ron, Megan & Jenna


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The Kenneth and Anne Griffin Foundation is proud to support the Rett Syndrome Research Trust

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Dear Valners, We support your efforts and hope for this medical breakthrough

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Much Love, Trinka, Howard, Amy, Brian and David Soloway


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Sending love and continued hope to Gaby and her family on this special evening.

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Lori and David Sunkin


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Post Investment Group is delighted to support the Epstein Family and the Rett Syndrome Research Trust in their efforts.

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YÜ|xÇw In celebration of the Valners and most especially Gaby You inspire us every day with your enthusiasm for life, your optimism, love and strength. Our heartfelt best wishes for a wildly successful event.

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Ellen, Harry, Stephanie and Leon


YÜ|xÇw We are sending you our love and support.

Best wishes, The Rimokh's Family

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YÜ|xÇw Enthusiastically supporting the efforts of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust

DAVID A. NEWMAN M.D., F.A.C.S. Plastic Surgery Center of Temecula & La Jolla Murietta, CA 951.698.3344

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YÜ|xÇw Dear Gaby and Hannah, We are looking forward to wonderful advances. We are here to support you.

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Arlene and Marvin Lazar


YÜ|xÇw We support the good work of RSRT. Barbara and Fred Miller

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YÜ|xÇw Dear Gaby and Hannah, We are looking forward to wonderful advances. We are here to support you and the good work of RSRT

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Sally and Mort Kirshner


YÜ|xÇw Dear Gaby, our dream is your dream - a brighter future to share with Nani and your family.

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With much Love, Judy Carroll, Trena and Stan Greitzer, Marion Laurie, Bobbie Weinhart


YÜ|xÇw Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, LLP is proud to sponsor the research efforts of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust and support the Epstein’s and Valner’s in their tireless work on behalf of this organization

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YÜ|xÇw Congratulations Marci and Rudy. We are so honored to be a part of this wonderful evening. Your dedication and love to your family is inspirational. Your "Hope for Gaby and Hannah" is our HOPE as well

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All our Love, Susan and David Pechman


YÜ|xÇw Marci and Rudy, We are so proud to support the efforts to find a cure for Rett Syndrome. We know your efforts will make a difference not only for Gaby but many others.

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Jonathan and Alison Roth


YÜ|xÇw “Maybe the idea of luck is really how we choose to view the world” Gaby Valner

Congratulations to the Valner's...a family whose marvelous members, Marci, Rudy, Danielle, Alex and Gaby, not only make their own luck but also "find the light and make it glow brightly”. Here’s to solving mysteries and to creating magnificent, miraculous metamorphoses.

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L’Chiam and love from The Juliens Sydney, Peter, Olivia and Andrew


YÜ|xÇw “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” We know that something great is around the bend for Gaby! All our love to the Valner Family

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- The Gurnicks


YÜ|xÇw To My Precious Gaby, I’m so proud to be your grandma. The miracle I prayed for is almost here. You hold a special place in my heart. I adore and love you to pieces, Nani

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YÜ|xÇw With love for our Granddaughter, Hannah We will tirelessly work with the Rett Syndrome Research Trust until we find a cure. Grandmothers Ellen and Mady

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\à àt~xá t i|ÄÄtzx Thank you to our amazing EVENT COMMITTEE! We could not have done this without you! Denise & Robert Barta Frances & Steven Berman Dahlia & Art Bilger Allison & Michael Brandt Beate & Christopher Chee Mary & John Conlin Mindy Weiss & Robert David Gayle Ezralow Lani & Brad Fauvre Samantha & Jonathan Firestone April & David Freitag Janis Gallo Maryl Georgi Debi & Marc Graboff

Janis & Keith Gurnick Kate Briscoe & Ivan Garel-Jones Ann & Jim Gianopulos Teresa & Gordon Gibson Linda & Howard Greller Caroline & Michael Hackman Caitlin & Greg Knopp Robin Kurtzman Cindra & Alan Ladd, Jr. Ann & Steve Levit Ellen & Harry Levitt Lawrence Mattis Shannon & Halsey Minor Julie & Ken Moelis

Jennifer & John Nordstrom Carole & Jeff Schwartz Paulina & Carlos Smith Stephanie & Leon Vahn Susan Vann Joanne & Bill Vuylsteke Rhonda & Mark Wapnick Meredith & Sam Weiner Arlene Zweben

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\à àt~xá t i|ÄÄtzx A Special thank you to our COMMITTEE CHAIRS for making this Evening so Extra Special!

Ad-Journal Co-Chairs – Joanne Vuylsteke and Robin Kurtzman Catering Chair – Dahlia Bilger Auction Co-Chairs- Ann Levit and Paulina Smith

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\à àt~xá t i|ÄÄtzx A Special Thank You to Mindy Weiss and Kristen Daniel Schrock - Party Consultants Summer Stearns - The London Hotel Mari Fagel and Andrew Julien - Video Claire Nordstrom – Live Performance Myles Saron Photography Chloe Moore Photography Keith Solomon Productions - Videography Danno - DJ REM Entertainment & 7A Productions - Rett Documentary Footage

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