1969 CLASSMATES: I was looking forward to this reunion with considerable excitement and anticipation and had "worked the crowd" to help boost interest and attendance, however sad and unfortunate last minute circumstances will prevent me from attending. My closest friend and practice colleague since Cardiology training at the University of Chicago in 1980, Dr Joel Holland, was rendered critically ill, ironically by a massive heart attack last weekend, and is now fighting for his life in St Francis Hospital on Long Island, NYC where he had only recently assumed a leadership role in cardiac imaging after leaving the Cleveland Clinic. I am now at his bedside offering help and encouragement to Joel, who was like a brother to me, and to his wife and 2 sons.
Please take a moment to raise your glasses in a toast, then a moment of prayer for a man who selflessly devoted his time and entire career so that others might live happy, healthy, longer, and productive lives. But, life is unfair. Live every day as though it is your last, and never go to bed angry. God bless you all, have a great time, see you at the 60th Reunion!!!