DTW flight attendant

"Dear Jay, Philip, Casey, Tim and everyone associated with the Beacon Foundation,

"I can't even BEGIN to express my profound gratitude for the generosity shown me by all of you.  I was truly left in awe - 2006 was a bittersweet year for me; mostly bitter but your kindness and benevolence were one of the few sweet moments.

"Jay, I especially want to thank you for the gracious way in which you handled my request, allowing me to retain some dignity although I quickly dismissed "foolish pride" a while back.  I just never imagined I'd be on the receiving end of such a tremendous gift. 

"I hope to return to work in a couple of months...and look forward to hugging all of you."