Dear Montana Hope Project,

I want to thank you so much for this trip. I never thought I could have such an awesome trip. It was so cool. It was so awesome to go to Clearwater Aquarium and be able to actually touch Hope, then to be able to see Winter. Give Kids the World was so cool.  I have never seen anything like it. All the characters that came there were awesome. Dad and I rode the carousel every day and sometimes more than once. I now have a gold star that I designed up on the ceiling of the castle there. It will stay there forever. I rode my first roller coaster at Universal. I don't really like roller coasters. I met Scooby and Shaggy and they are so funny. I got to taste Butter Beer, and yes, there is NO alcohol in it. I rode trains and boats. Harry Potter at Universal is so cool. At Disney World, I got a rare photo with Marie from Aristocats. She is one of my favorites. Dad and I drove little race cars. This is the first trip I got to take with my mom and dad and we weren't going to the doctor, hospital, or dad didn't have to go back to work. What an awesome trip.

Your friend,

Signe Welter, Child of Hope

Dear Montana Hope Project,

Many, many thanks to all of you. Wow, our first trip as a family. No doctors, hospitals, or work. The only time our cell phones range was when we were trying to find each other. I didn't have to worry about how to have some of her equipment there because you were able to have it there for me. We have never been able to have a family trip, and you made our first one so awesome that we are all still talking about it. Watching Signe interact with Hope still brings tears to my eyes. There was such a feeling of peace. Being able to watch my husband act like a child every day with our child was great. No work, school, appointments, worries for a week was priceless. I want to thank you again for helping us have great memories.

Sincerely your friend,

Tina Welter, Signe's Mom

Signe and Tina, 2016