Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Subject: To someone who
means so much!
your buddy Julio. As often as I have gone to visit you at the hospital, I am
compelled to leave you a message that someday soon you will read. I have seen
you, for the most part at your worst, and have had the opportunity to witness
your speedy recovery. I know you have been through a great ordeal, and it is
wonderful to see the progress that you are making. I must admit it was a little
startling to see you moving and coughing, since you had been sedated for quite
some time. But it warmed my heart to actually see you move on your own strength.
I know you have a long arduous road ahead of you but, as you know, you will
never be alone. You have friends and family and even people who hardly even know
you, praying for your full recovery.
Russ, you have always been like a
brother to me and if I know you at all, you are fighting hard and strong!! There
are so many things to look forward to in the future to come. For starters, we
still have too many rounds of golf to catch up on. Well, I must go for
now....but may God bless you and keep you strong.