Dear Richard and Linda:
Some debts can never be repaid. What is the measure of a life? … a son? … a family? Forever in your debt, please accept this letter of appreciation.
In the early morning of December 28, 1996, a sheet of thin ice on Highway 401 westbound, near Milton, Ontario, shattered our life. As a result of a multiple vehicle accident, my son and I suffered multiple injuries and severe head injuries. A seven-year journey of discovery and recovery had begun.
Our case was complex and difficult. The professional approach of your entire legal team inspired our confidence and trust. Throughout the process, I appreciated being treated with dignity and respect. You have the gift of discernment: being able to recognize a person’s spirit, even though the body may be broken. It is through this gift that a life may be truly measured.
When we needed care, you intervened to provide a network of health, education and financial support. When we needed protection, you advocated for equity and justice. When we needed friendship and understanding, you were caring listeners. When we were without resources, you created input. When we needed guidance, you lighted the way. Simple solutions were sought for complex problems. Your professional and persistent representation secured substantial settlements on our behalf. With your wise counsel, our futures have been secured.
Please extend our appreciation to your entire staff. Our success depended on the strengths of each team member.
Thank you for providing us with support and care, when we were most vulnerable. You have kept and honoured our trust. You have given us the tools to rebuild our broken lives. In return, we give you our trust, our commitment, our gratitude and our love.
To honour your good work, a donation will be made to the Toronto Bloorview MacMillan Centre, to benefit brain injury rehabilitation. God bless you.
With best regards,