I was deeply touched and a bit overwhelmed at the outpouring of support and good wishes I received after I wrote my Dec. 12 column about my father’s battle with cancer. It proved yet again that there is no shortage of good people in the legal community or in the world in general. It meant a lot to me to read the many emails and letters I received, as well as listen to the voicemails.
And I can’t even begin to express my gratitude to several people in the legal community who were truly extraordinary in their offers of help and support. Their kindness was inspirational and helped bolster my spirits.
I’ve tried to reach out and thank personally everyone who contacted me, but I know I’ve missed a few, including one lawyer whose number I misplaced. He had called to offer support and said in his message: “You don’t know me from Adam, but I know what you’re going through.” His was one of the first messages I received after the column appeared. If he should read this all I can say is: Call me back; I’d like to thank you.
As for Papa Grez, I wish I could report that things were better. He was supposed to be operated on Jan. 15. When the doctors went in, there were complications, and now they can’t perform the surgery. His spirits are still good even as the circumstances get more difficult. I saw him twice this weekend and both times he spoke about eating again and playing golf.
His birthday is in a few weeks. He’ll be turning 65. I wish I could buy him a good steak dinner and treat him to a round of golf, but I guess some things will just have to wait.
--Hank Grezlak, Editor-in-Chief