Hi, I'm Amelia!
I’m a slightly overwhelmed undergrad, scrambling to find time between school in the smallest state in the union and work at a low-rent video store to make a documentary about my grandfather, Carlos. He was a writer who always looked to the future. He’s only passed a short time ago, and I miss him terribly. Read More >

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Help Please

All right, everybody…

I need your help. After seeing the amazing things that all of my Twitter friends discovered today at Disneyland, I really think I need to convince Mom to go to Anaheim.  She needs to see it for herself.  I’ve tried calling, texting, and emailing her since before she left, and she hasn’t answered back. Since I’ve been unsuccessful so far, I now believe that I can’t do this alone. Can you all please tell her for me, from your heart, in your words, why everything we’ve found is important? Not just important to us. But to her. Hopefully we can get her to find time to make the trek down to Anaheim before she flies back on Saturday night. Every so often, I’ll email her the link to this post, hoping hoping hoping that she’ll open it. Fingers crossed.

You have no idea how much this will mean to me.


And Mom, if you’re reading this…

There is something YOU have to know. It is important to me to learn more about Grandpa. I also want to share this discovery with you. When I try to share with you what I have learned about Grandpa, I feel sad and confused when you don’t give me the time and space to share. I hope you will hear me out, and I promise to give you the space to respond, or not if you choose. He will always be part of my life, and I thank you for respecting that. If it is important to you that I not talk about him in this way, please tell me.

But FIRST, I need one thing from you. I need you to travel down to Anaheim to go to Disneyland. My friends have uncovered something that will make everything I’ve been trying to tell you clear. So please, please, please. Trust me on this, and get back to me. And if you have any uncertainty, I ask you to read what my dear friends have to say below.

I love you.

-Amelia (with help from my friend Geren…a lot of help)




Tags: Disneyland, mom

43 Responses to "Help Please"

  1. William says:

    Amelia’s Mom!!! You have to listen to your daughter. She’s the one person who’s depended on you her entire life and I am positive that you can depend on her when you need her to. Having been a part of all of the unique things Amelia has done on this website has shown me how special she is and how lucky you are to have eachother. You just need to listen to her this once. Just this once, take a moment and go to Anaheim and check things out at Disneyland. You won’t be disappointed because it’s really important and has everything to do with you. I hope that you make it there because it would really mean a lot to Amelia, and the rest of us aw well. All of us are counting on you.

  2. Dustin says:

    Throughout this Journey, I know that you have been heistant towards Amelia and her findings about your Father, Wallace, The Society, and a new Tomorrow. You need to trust Amelia and become that open minded daughter you once were and explore the possibilities. This is a life changing experience that you and Amelia should not miss. We can only take her so far. Heck, I’m in Arizona so there isn’t much I can do but tweet. There is still something left to be discovered and I have a deep feeling in my gut that you are the key to it all. Embrace the findings and find out what your dad truly had in store for all of us.

  3. Vito says:

    Thanks to Hastin live stream we now know she has to go to Disneyland and see the rest of the story. Grandpa was a great man.

  4. Michelle says:

    Amelia’s Mom, I sure hope you arrive at Disneyland D23, I know a lot of people would sure like to meet you, especially Wallace!

  5. Jason says:

    Amelia’s mom. This is REAL. You have to see this. You have to go down to Disney and see this.

  6. Benjamin says:

    Mom, you have to see what grandpa had been up to. Our future depends on it including yours. I implore you to come to Disneyland and check it out – You will not regret it! If you need any help on your path, begin with Wallace at D23.

  7. Ryan says:

    I can imagine how you must feel reading all these messages from people you do not know, or may not even care to, but there is something you should know. You should be proud of your daughter, her curiosity, and her motives. None of this was meant to drive you away or close down relationships. All of this, even when it was “top secret” was to come together and build a better tomorrow. Amelia cannot truly succeed without you, and at least with my family experiences, I realized that you can’t succeed without her. Give it a try, talk to Amelia, instigate rather than react and I am sure Amelia will listen and learn from you! If you look for the good in people, you will surely find it.

  8. Ricardo says:

    Amelia’s Mom there is a booth( #539) at the convention you are attending, there you can find a gentle men surrounded by those who stand by Amelia and the things she has been trying to convince you of. Please come by the booth and see for yourself.

  9. Deborah says:

    Tanya, I understand what it can mean to confront feelings from yur past and I can only imagine what it is to do so in a very public way. Just know that your daughter loves you so much and she wants you to claim your legacy. Trust her/ Trust your father/trust yourself. Love conquers all.

  10. Mitchell says:

    Please, when considering coming down to Anaheim, please have in mind, not your father Carlos, but your dear daughter Amelia, and all her fantastic internet friends.

    This really means a lot to her, and we would hate to see her upset.
    I am unsure as to the reasons why you are hesitant towards your father Carlos, but whatever the reason may be, just please, have Amelia in mind, and what he means to her.
    Within these past few weeks, I’ve become very good friends with Amelia and very close with her. She’s been nothing but kind and sweet to me. Please don’t sadden her with this. You mean a lot to her, and to us.

    Thank you.

  11. Renee says:

    Amelia’s mom.. A picture of you and you dad was shown in Disneyland today. That would be enough for me to go and see. I think that alone is proof that your dad was working on important stuff and you are at the center of it all!

  12. Jason says:

    Wallace just asked YOU to come and see.

  13. Kristina says:

    To Amelia’s Mom,
    I am sorry if you feel that auAmelia has shared too much with us, but it is amazing what your daughter has done. She has brought a group of optimists just like your dad together. We have met people and become friends throughout this journey of discovery.

    In working toward a better tomorrow, we have found some things we think your dad wanted you to see. Please know we are a group of positive thinkers and only want the best for you. If you could make it down to Anaheim, we would love to share what we have found. Please, please, please come.

    I am a mom, to a wonderful little girl who has been on this whole journey with me, and when I hear Amelia talk about you, I feel like she is just reaching out to you. Let us help you reconnect.

    All the best,

  14. Brian says:

    Tanya, be strong and do this for your daughter. She loves you and you just might find out something special about your dad.

  15. robert says:

    If you don’t listen to your daughter Amelia you are going to regret it for the rest of your life. We have been working hard to help uncover the mystery behind your father’s life. For us it has been an adventure but for Amelia it’s been more. For her it’s about the both of you getting to know Carlos better. Getting to know him in a way you didn’t get to in life. We have discovered some magnificent things about a society he was a part of whose mission was to make a better future for all of us. There is a message left at Disneyland explaining their goal, but more than a message to us I think it is a message to you. A message letting you know that Carlos, like in the story he use to tell you and Amelia, was working on building a more beautiful tomorrow and while he was doing it he had you in mind. It is a message you MUST see for yourself.
    Please make some time to come and experience it. It will mean the world to Amelia and to you. You’ll see.

  16. Geren says:

    Well goodness, thank you Amelia. I’m flattered. Glad you found some resonance in my humble thoughts.

    Tanya, if I may be so bold, after getting to know Amelia and the others who have been intrigued by your father and his work, I can attest to her authentic care for you, him, and your family history. It is not our intention to delve into your personal business, so I apologize if that seems the case. Sadly, I did not get to know my family history, and little is left to discover. I don’t want to see you or Amelia miss this opportunity. I also feel that there is something truly bigger than all of us at play here, and we all must be our best selves to discover the truth together. This is both scary and requires sacrifice; more fro some than others. As a medical professional, I am sure this resonates with you. What I have seen has truly given me pause and a genuine sense of wonder not felt since my youth. Living in my insular community of Santa Barbara, I often feel challenged to truly connect with others in efforts of goodwill and passion, so getting to know this world has been so freeing for me. As the thirty-year old father of an eight-month old daughter, I feel a new kind of love in my life that adds to the deep care that I share in partnership my wife. I am not at the D23 Expo because my family is my chosen priority. If being there supported that end goal, I would be present to aid my colleagues and support my home, my family. I ask you to consider these thoughts and trust, not necessarily in the future, tomorrow, or us, but in your daughter and in your father. The choice you make will be right for you.

  17. Sharon says:

    Tanya, although you may not want to hear the story of how your dad helped a society to build a better Tomorrow, and how Amelia, is following in his footsteps, you should. She is a wonderful, bright, intelligent, caring person. She never would of started on this journey if not for you. Give her a chance and open your heart and mind to this.

  18. Kris says:

    Tanya your daughter is very caring and really wants you to get to know your dad. I know that it is tough, but I really do believe that if you just gave it a chance you will see how much your dad cared about you. Your daughter only did what she did out of kindness and has accomplished so much. Just like your dad has accomplished so much. So how about you take a step into Tomorrow and get to know both your daughter as well as your dad? Take a deep breath and jump right in there are plenty of supporters here that will hold you up if you fall. :)

  19. Angel says:

    Sorry, I posted on the wrong feed.
    Amelia’s Mom (May I call you Tanya?),
    I want you to know that you have a daughter that loves, cares and respects you very much. I have come to respect you as a parent and an individual by seeing how you raised such a great daughter. Which also leads me to believe that you really love her and want the best for her. She has been slowly discovering who she is through this adventure. I think you will understand and appreciate this once you go to the D23 expo. Amelia asks that you visit Wallace’s booth in order to understand the legacy your father inspired. I truly believe that there is a side you have not seen of him and that I think you will really like. Out of respect and love for your daughter please go and see what it is all about. All of my fellow Optimists support you. Please go and see what the future holds for you and your daughter. I mean this sincerely and respectfully!

  20. Brent says:

    Hi Tanya,
    I don’t know if you’re reading your daughters blog, but if you are then we all want you to know that Amelia has a truly great family. Tanya, you and your grandfather had something very special, I just know it!

  21. Patrick says:

    Hey Tanya!

    First, you have an amazing daughter. To come across such a generous person with so much heart is a rarity these days. I applaud whatever you did in raising her. You did a fine, fine job!

    Second.. We are all aware that we do, in fact, live in a very real world – with very real pains and troubles. As a nurse, there are few who are more aware of the realities of life as you. I propose that if one is stuck in the hum-drum life of status quo and ‘reality-only’ thinking, that they are missing out on what life is truly about. I’m not suggesting to quit your job and sell the house and fly off to Neverland… Though the idea appeals to me… Instead, I’d highly recommend taking a moment to just pretend. Allow yourself to play. It’s not only good for the inner-child – but I dare say that allowing yourself to dream and wonder COULD be good for you! I’d wager that one could find scientific proof of lowered blood pressure by the simple act of letting your mind wonder… outside of reality. Pretending… Wondering ‘what if?’

    I’m pretty sure that’s how all of our modern civilization’s greatest inventions (which we not take for granted) came into being. What if…I could instantly talk to someone on the far side of town…. in another town… across the globe? What if… there was a way that I could see at night time without turning on this gosh-blasted lamp? What if…. there were a way to cure this disease? You see, dreaming has its practical applications.

    And this brings me to my (and everyone’s) point. Dreaming.. Fantasizing… Wondering… Discovering… These are beautiful concepts! These ideas of exploration and digging deeper are not a waste of time. They are valuable – no – crucial ideas which are essential if we are to have any hope to be a global neighborhood… unified by our never-ending quest for progress and a better, more beautiful tomorrow.

    I understand that this might not be your proverbial cup of tea.. but I urge you to step out of your comfort zone – if only for a moment – and do your best to listen to the story which is unfolding before us. It’s a marvelous thing to be in the midst of this. If there is not one single moment where you’re glad you decided to participate, *I* will personally come up there (from Texas) and fold the laundry — since you seem to be keen on that. :)

    Above all – know that there is a lot of love for you. Always know this. You’re loved – yesterday, today… and tomorrow.

    Here’s to the most beautiful future we, together, can imagine!

  22. Brian says:


    You’re daughter and all of us here have discovered something huge. You need to listen and trust your daughter for once and go to Anaheim and go to Disneyland. Your Father was working on something huge for you and others. Go to Disneyland is of the upmost importance. Come down to the D23 expo as well, I’m sure Wallace would like to meet you and he would be able to explain a lot.

  23. Ryan says:

    Please take some time to share in this magical adventure your daughter sent us on. I know it is hard to swallow pride or bad memories of the past but I know with my heart that your father was looking to find a better future for you for his family and others. If anything look in your heart be their for your daughter in her time of need! Do leave her hanging from a string or feel forgotten like you have felt. Finish the journey and this adventure for us and family history for you could lead to a brighter future. You are both Key to its success.

  24. Vania says:

    Dear Tanya,
    I know it’s overwhelming when you loose someone, whether you’re close or not. You think of all the things you could’ve or should’ve said and all the moments you missed. I know sometimes it’s hard to even think about the one you’ve lost, especially if you weren’t close. It brings up all the hurtful questions you don’t want to face. Sometimes it just seems easier to push it all away. Amelia has a different way of coping with her loss. In doing so, she has found something incredible. It may not answer your questions, it will probably only generate more, but it will provide you insight into who your father was and why he felt that his work was so important. In some ways it will bring you closer to him.
    I would also like to say thank you. I know Amelia didn’t ask if she could share your father’s things with us but in doing so she’s brought a great deal of joy to us all. Thank you for sharing him.
    Many Thanks,

  25. Stephen says:


    Amelia came to us for help and we have uncovered fantastic things, but most of all we have uncovered what you really meant to your father, he wanted to build a better tomorrow not for himself, but for you. He loved you very much and everything that you thought he didn’t care about was wrong. Come here and see for yourself and you will not be disappointed! There is a man name Wallace that will have more answers for you.

  26. Shoshana says:

    Just give your daughter a chance, she truly only wants the best for you. All we have after all the hardships in our lives is love.

  27. Jace says:

    Amelia! Have you seen the live stream from yesterday? We asked wallace to give a message to your mom. He, the other optimists, and I explained how much this adventure means to us and why you (and your mom) need to travel down here! I really hope to see you today!

  28. Kevin says:


    I am the father of two girls, close in age to your Amelia. I have been blessed with two amazing girls, different, unique and beautiful. Like your Amelia. When my Brigid asked me to follow with her on an adventure, I resisted. “For the youngsters, I thought.” Tanya, when I finally latched on to that online series, and the community of people involved, it became a talking point for Brigid and I. We continue to share. We’ve made friends with wonderful people.
    I know that this sounds outlandish, and I am not asking you to blindly trust and be our best friend. I am asking you to believe inAmelia and the fine work she has done, and I believe that you have an opportunity to forge a deeper bond together. A few hours at Disneyland. It could mean a lot, Tanya. It could mean a bunch of amazing tomorrows.

  29. Louella says:

    Hi Tanya! Disneyland is a magical place for everyone but especially YOU! I will be there today trying to Amelia so if you don’t want to go on this journey alone, who does?, I’m more than happy to go with you! Together is always better! Amelia wants so much for you to discover what she knows and she wants to know more for herself. Please come! This opportunity is once in a lifetime!

  30. Louella says:

    * “trying to help Amelia…” (oops)

  31. Zachary says:

    Amelia, at D23, I was able to talk to Wallace! Here is the video:

  32. YankeeWhite says:

    Hello Tanya, I know you have a special place in your heart that loves your father and the dreams he was always talking about. Go to Disneyland, discover what you need to discover. Take this opportunity to share something special with your daughter.

  33. Catherine says:

    Amelias mom, Im sorry if it seems presumptuous for a stranger to tell you about your own family, but Amelia has asked for our help, so here goes: Your feelings about your father are the result of years of your life, and we can’t expect to change them with a few words. It is clear to me though, that your daughter lives as you very much; and despite the distress she has caused you recently I can see that you love her very much also. So here is what I ask. For Amelia, who has uncovered some truly amazing things about your family, please go down to Anaheim and see what we all have learned. We are here to vouch that what she has told you is not some elaborate fantasy or the product of an overly active imagination. It is very real, and it is very important to Amelia. Please go see what all of her questions have been leading to, while you’re already nearby.

  34. Tanya says:

    Hi there. It’s Tanya, Amelia’s mother. Oh boy. I’ll be honest, this whole blog thing is just straight up new and bizarre to me, and I’m having a tough time deciding what to even type. I guess I’ll just get to the point, though, and spit it out. It’s clear you all really care about my daughter and feel very strongly about me coming down to Anaheim. I’m a bit overwhelmed by all of this. Unfortunately I have courses and lectures I’m obligated to attend until the evening, and I have a plane that leaves late tonight. But I will find a way to see what you and Amelia want me to see so badly. That’s a promise.

    And Amelia, honey, I’ll call you in just a bit.

    Love, Mom

  35. Ricardo says:

    Trust your daughter.

  36. Christopher says:

    Tanya, you won’t regret going to the expo – have a lovely time :D

  37. Eli says:

    Family comes first

  38. Carolyn says:

    So glad you decided to go. Just know that your father and Amelia love you very much. We want you to see for yourself. There is so much thats happened I don’t know how to sum it all up. Go enjoy yourself and see that your family matters.

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