Our Gratitude – A Humane Real Life Story
Los Altos, CA 94024
5 July 2001
Dear Denis and Carmela,
I arrived home a few days ago without much trouble. I went to my Orthopedist and he told me that the doctor in Shillong did a very good job fixing the fracture. I now just have to wear the cast for a couple of months; but all should end well.
I want to thank you both and Angela, Joel and Bennet for assisting me physically and psychologically during my stay there. It certainly was nice to have a home away from home.
While I was there, I was quite concerned with Denis’s using a motorbike to travel in the fierce monsoon weather. Besides being inconvenient for hauling supplies from Cherrapunjee to the Resort, it really can be dangerous. Of course, I realize that your financial situation does not permit too many options.
I have enclosed a check for US $5,000. I want you to use the money to buy a good and reliable car. Be sure to get one with good luggage capacity. Any left over money should be set aside for car expenses; petrol and repairs will cost a lot more with a car compared to the bike. You may also use the left over funds to buy and maintain computers and related items as well as furnishing the Resort rooms. I do not want you to use the money to pay off debts.
The above sum is a gift from my wife Joy and I. We do not want you to repay the amount now or in the future. We have made this gift because we like to help honest and hard working people.