“Looking back at where I was and where I am today, days before my graduation, I realize that your faith in me and constant patience is the very thing that has gotten me here. This year alone I have lost four friends to substance-related suicide. I look at all this and realize that I narrowly escaped this same fate. Thank you so much for not helping me to find myself, but for saving my life. This is a gift you have give me that no amount of words could ever truly dignify my appreciation.”