There are men—and some women—who are so wonderful and supportive, generous and giving and thoughtful that it touches my heart and brings tears to my eyes. Those who are true to their principles, believe in greater causes and believe in me. Men who have never deceived me, often challenged me, and have had a profound influence on this work I do. They have respected me and never expected me to lower my principles and, indeed, encourage me to be who I am and do what I do best. They have never and would never ask me to be less than I am or lied to further their interess. Indeed—and in deed, they help me stay strong and more than I am and do it better. I cannot express how grateful I am for these rare and exceptional people.
They have been a major support, inspiration and motivation for me in this work and have always been there when I needed them. And they make me laugh and they give me perspective on those who aren’t honest and put profit about what makes life truly worth living.
And among them there are a very few that are simply outstanding. Without them, I would’ve given up. And without them, there would’ve been no way forward, no hope that truth and love for what we share would be one day victorious. Because of these amazing men, I have hope.
They have been true lifesavers for me—and I thank them. You know who you are.