I reached out to him when he was first diagnosed with Colon Cancer. He took the time to write me back 8/10/07. I would like to share that email with you all.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Thanks so much for the kind note – and for including me in your thoughts
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you thinking of me and raising my
name in prayer. Prayers have enormous power. They’re good medicine – and
they certainly have lifted my spirits. I feel as if I have been borne on
the shoulders of thousands of friends, all of whom have made the ride
easier than I ever could have imagined.
We’re blessed to live in a land where people just want an excuse to do
something good for someone else. Thanks for taking advantage of that
opportunity with me. Please encourage others to do it closer to home for
other friends in need. Kind words, notes, emails, and small gestures
have a way of lightening the load, while making our own lives richer and
Again, thanks for the incredible gift of caring.