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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Don't miss this amazing 5 bedroom 3 bath home in Grand Isle at Sunset Lakes. This home features breath taking spectacular mile wide lake views and a gorgeous pool. This home sits on an oversized lot fully fenced in with aluminum fencing. And for entertaining, this home features a large patio with covered sitting area. The home is freshly painted with beautiful warm neutral colors to complement any décor. The master bedroom in complete with a large sitting area overlooking the lake for total relaxation. The luxurious spa master bath has separate toilet room and separate his and hers sinks. And for your protection, all windows and doors are equipped with accordion shutters. This home is offered at $579,000 by Sandra Rathe, EWM Realty 954-547-4601. For more information please contact Sandra directly, or visit her website at www.sandrarathe.com.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As the father of a 8 year old little girl with special needs, I learned early on that a good sense of humor makes the daily challenges easier to manage. In June 2006, my wife and I weren’t sure if we would ever laugh again. We received the devastating news that our precious first born child, Sienna, had a chromosomal abnormality known as Smith-Magenis Syndrome. She was only four weeks old and had just gotten off of the ventilator following open heart surgery. She had had two very large holes in her heart that quickly sent her into congestive heart failure. We almost lost her one day during a feeding when she stopped breathing and turned blue. The heart surgery needed to happen immediately. Little did we know that this would only be the beginning of our long and difficult journey as first time parents. As soon as the geneticist gave us the diagnosis of Smith-Magenis Syndrome, we went to the Internet to find out more information. We had no knowledge or understanding of the syndrome but we knew our lives would never be the same. We were shocked to read that the major features of the diagnosis included self-injury, aggression, significant sleep disorder and global developmental delays along with several complex medical issues. Our hearts were broken and we felt completely paralyzed.


Sienna began intensive speech, physical and occupational therapy when she was three months old. She was significantly delayed in walking, talking, and other areas of development. With a lot of work and a lot of determination, Sienna has come so far since then. She currently attends second grade at Sunset Lakes Elementary in an inclusive classroom with the support of a 1/1 paraprofessional. She loves school and it seems as though everyone in the community knows Sienna. We call her the Mayor because she is always introducing us to new people! Sienna is surrounded by a tremendous amount of love and support. She is a sweet, loving, funny and bright little girl.


However, we still have a long journey ahead. Some of the typical behaviors seen in SMS have manifested themselves. She has frequent tantrums that often include some form of self-injury. These unpredictable, erratic behaviors can make daily activities very difficult, sometimes even impossible.  There is no guidebook or map for how to address the complex issues associated with the syndrome. For this reason, we began the Smith-Magenis Research Foundation. It is the first Foundation ever established that focuses 100% of it’s funds towards the support of research.

The SMS Research Foundation supports research to improve the knowledge and understanding of Smith-Magenis Syndrome. Our ultimate goal is to develop viable therapeutic options so that we can tap into the great potential that lies within every individual with Smith-Magenis Syndrome. Since our first fundraiser in 2010, we have given $300,000 to SMS research. Every dollar raised goes directly to our cause. This is important because very little government funding goes to rare disorders. When you support the SMS Research Foundation, you can feel good knowing that you are contributing to a population of people who would otherwise have no hope. You truly are making a difference in the lives of these families.


Over the past seven years, we have had many difficult days but we have also had so much to celebrate. We have redefined ourselves and our expectations for our family. Laughter is the best medicine and it is one of the many joys we have been able to add back into our lives since that dark day in 2006. No matter what challenges we all face, there is always something to smile about. That’s why we want you to join us at our 2014 fundraiser, Laugh It Up at the Improv, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday November 22nd at 7pm. We have an amazing evening of fun planned: great comedy, and awesome raffle prizes make it easy to help raise money for an important cause. Get your tickets, become a sponsor or make a donation at www.smsresearchfoundation.org. We thank you for your support!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Resort Style Living in West Miramar

3051 SW 194TH TERR, Miramar 33029


This beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home can be found in the resort style community of Sunset Lakes.  Located on a quiet Cul de sac street and a peaceful lake, this is the ideal home to return home to after a long day at work.  The backyard features a wonderful lake view, pool, and oversized patio.  Lush landscaping provides privacy while enjoying a relaxing swim.  The home is fully upgraded with impact windows throughout the home, and also accordion shutters on the upper level.  You will find a large gourmet kitchen to satisfy all your cooking needs.  The kitchen is upgraded with granite counter tops, center island with 2nd sink, and a large breakfast area.  Enjoy an oversized master bedroom with large sitting area and a spa bathroom with separate his and hers toilet rooms.


Offered at $555,000 please contact Sandra Rathe at 954-547-4601 for your own private viewing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gorgeous 1-story home with heated pool in the beautiful resort style community of Sunset Lakes in Miramar. This beautiful home features marble flooring throughout the living areas and new wood floors in all the bedrooms. This homes also features totally upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. All set on a spectacular oversized lot which has all been professionally landscaped and surrounded by aluminum fencing. This home is offered at $570,000 by Sandra Rathe, EWM Realty

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This lovely home features a large open kitchen with breakfast area.  The upper level is complete with all new wood flooring. This home also features accordion shutters and a home security system for your protection. And for entertaining, there is a large patio and a fenced in backyard for total privacy. This 3-bedrrom 2 1/2 bath home is offered at $339,999 by Sandra Rathe, EWM

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This beautiful 5-bedroom 3 1/2-bath home is set in the heart of  upscale Harbour Lakes Estates in Miramar. This home offers 4 large bedrooms, 2 and half baths and that’s just in the main house! The home also features a totally remodeled guest house with a large bedroom and bath. This home is filled with upgrades including a fabulous travertine circular driveway and patio surrounding the pool.  The exterior welcomes you with all professionally landscaped grounds. The interior boasts of marble floors in all common areas, all gorgeous wood floors in the bedrooms, and magnificent Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in the master suite. The master suite is complete with his and hers California Closets. The large gourmet kitchen offers granite countertops, snack bar, and large breakfast nook.  The home also features tray ceilings, custom interior painting, and accordion shutters. This property is totally protected by a home security system with private security gate and security cameras throughout the perimeter. This home is Offered by Sandra Rathe 954-547-4601 at $549,000

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