1 November 1999
"I had a friend in Nam who lost both his legs at age twenty-two.
Because he was so young at the time he really went through some changes.
Ten years later, a traffic accident took his left arm. Four years later
he came down with MS and lost the use of his only remaining limb. He wrote
me about seven months ago via a voice thingy on your computers. He told
me how each loss brought him into a deeper, more beautiful, understanding
of life. The losses were mourned...then life was redefined...and new passions
arose. His love of life and understanding of it is deeper than anyone I
have ever known."
- William C. Payton