First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the delay of this letter.
My name is Brian Powell, and thanks to you, I was able to have an unbelievably prompt and successful knee arthroscopy in July of this year. When I felt that I was going to have another knee surgery, it was a hard pill to swallow. Since I was young I have experienced various knee problems that put my life on hold for extended periods of time. I felt as if this situation would be no different. I would have to go through the appointments and delays while missing work and school. When I found out you and Dr. DeGrange were willing to help me, it sounded too good to be true. Thanks to you, I was able to enjoy the Fourth of July with my friends and be back at school on time to start the summer quarter at the Art Institute. Even with your extremely busy schedule, you went out of your way to fit me into appointments and surgery. For that I am extremely grateful. Thank you for taking care of me and making my life so much easier. I am now back in the water and surfing like it never happened. That is what I enjoy most in this world, and you helped me get back out there. Again, thank you for your kindness and generosity in helping someone you did not even know. I don't believe that anything I could do could return such a favor, but hopefully, one day someone will help you as you have helped me.
September 30, 2006