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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

Title:
Letter from Jerry Lewis to Michael E. DeBakey pdf (39,456 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Jerry Lewis to Michael E. DeBakey
Number of Image Pages:
1 (39,456 Bytes)
Date:
2002-10-08 (October 8, 2002)
Creator:
Lewis, Jerry
Recipient:
DeBakey, Michael E.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Chris Lewis.
Exhibit Category:
New Directions for Cardiac Surgery and for Baylor, 1963-2008
Box Number:
4
Unique Identifier:
FJBBLP
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1921-2007
SubSeries: A-Z [photographs], 1930-2007
Folder: K-L, 1930-2002
Transcript:
October 08, 2002
Dear Michael:
This letter has been overdue for sometime! I needed to let you know what a force you have been in our lives . . . spiritually, medically and emotionally!
Especially for me . . . for without you I would have been long gone, but beside the care and your undying concern for me you have illuminated my life by just knowing you. I can honestly say I am a better man because of my friendship with you.
I am more compassionate than I might have ever been, and my spirit and soul has been touched by you so many times. I need to just take care of the gifts you've bestowed upon me and mine. I pray every night for your well-being, and of course, Katrin and Olga, too.
I believe myself to have been blessed having you in my life and making it a life that is exceptional while trying to re-light the lamp of excellence.
I love you, Michael, and I am so proud to call you "My friend!"
I hope this finds you well and happy . . . I am,
Always,
Jerry
P.S. Sam and Dani send their love to their hero!
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