April 24, 2002
A letter to all the people who have cared about me:
I am writing to thank all of you who have helped me out these past several months. I was pleasantly surprised at how many people from this valley came to support me. This valley has some of the most gracious people in the world.
I was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2001. I started my chemo in July and just finished. It was a very difficult time, but these last nine months were made easier thanks to your calls, visits, emotional and financial support. I cannot list you all individually as it would take a full page to do so but you know who you are. You are beautiful people who gave from the heart. This has meant a lot to my family and I for we could not have made it this far without you. I thank you for your support and love.