Down hill to about 100 feet below sea level, Len and the crew ride through Brawley, California. This time station is dedicated to Zoe, a 6 year old from Stockton. Thank you to Capitol Seniors Housing for you support!
"Zoë was diagnosed in March 2016 with a type of brain tumor-craniopharyngioma. The tumor was removed, however, it continued to grow. In July 2016 we went to St. Jude for proton radiation.
We spent ten weeks there, and six of those ten weeks were spent at the Ronald McDonald House. This is where we were introduced to Hopecam, and Zoë was so excited that she was getting a tablet. Having a tablet at the Ronald McDonald House really did make the long days shorter, and Zoë really enjoyed YouTube, playing video games, singing, and reading.
Fortunately for us, Zoë only missed two and a half weeks of school, so we did not have a chance to use Skype with her school. However, Zoë truly appreciated receiving the Hopecam tablet and her shirt. She was really really grateful and used the tablet daily; she continues to use it now that we are back home. We are so honored to be selected to be a part of this journey." --Chelia, parent of Zoë
The city of Brawley, CA is located in the Imperial Valley area of Southern California. In 1902, the Department of the Interior released a report claiming nothing could grow agriculturally in such a hostile environment. The Imperial Land Company, which created plans for the layout of the town, originally named it Braly after land speculator J.H. Braly who owned the land. However, after the government's report, Braly pulled out and refused to allow his name to be associated with what he perceived to be a failure. Today, Brawley is a prosperous agricultural community of 26,000 residents. The town is known for its farmer's markets and rodeos.
About Capitol Seniors Housing
Based in Washington, D.C., Capitol Seniors Housing has successfully acquired or developed more than 60 seniors housing communities. CSH is a joint venture partner with Boston based Harvard Management Company (Harvard) which manages Harvard University’s $35.7 billion endowment, the largest higher education endowment in the world. CSH also partners with The Carlyle Group (Carlyle), one of the world’s largest private equity groups with $158.0 billion under management. Both CSH and Carlyle are headquartered in Washington, D.C.