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Thread #36225   Message #498576
Posted By: SINSULL
04-Jul-01 - 07:45 PM
Thread Name: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Subject: RE: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
"Give me the roses while I live
Trying to cheer me on
Useless are flowers that we give
After the soul is gone"

Some of you know the saga of my son. Lawrence loved a show called the "Wizard" about a dwarf (little person?) with magical powers who always saved the day and taught a simple lesson in the doing. The actor who played the lead attempted suicide. And I wanted to write him and let him know how much he meant to my son. The letter was never written and shortly after, he succeeded in killing himself. I often wonder if my letter might have bought him another day. And if he knew the number of troubled kids he had reached.

So send the letters, say the words, offer the "Thank you"s.