I would like to express my deep and continuing appreciation to the many people on Kercheval who have been so kind to me.
I was in a car accident in August 2000 and fractured my kneecap. Perhaps you saw me hobbling around in a cast, or later on, hobbling around for months with a badly bent knee.
Many of you were friendly, offered encouragement, and gave extremely helpful suggestions. I was often discouraged with my progress, yet I never ceased to be amazed and touched by your gentleness and compassion. You truly did keep me going.
Don't ever underestimate how important a smile, a kind word, a simple act, a little prayer, or a suggestion is to a person.
It's taken me a long time to write this letter because it was difficult to put in words just how grateful I am to you in my community.