Dear Bac Phat,
How are you doing? This is Lee here writing a letter for you. I would like to let you know that I will be there as soon as possible to be by your side. Currently, I am in the middle of final exams for the next two weeks. My last final exam, Physiology, is on May 30th and I already ordered an airplane ticket to come see you on Saturday, May 31st. My dad is coming this weekend to see you. Just hang in there because I have faith in you and I know you can fight this terrifying battle because you will have to give me a chance to see you. People may say you have only a couple of days to live but I know you are a fighter.
I am so glad to have an uncle who is caring, loving, and passionate. I would like to thank you for everything that you have done for me. Thank you for all of your extraordinary advice and allowing me the opportunity to see what you do in your career. Thank you for giving me tips for my Undergraduate research career at the University. I was nominated for two research opportunities, with the Science and Engineering scholars and McNair Scholars.
Thank you for letting me visit you in France during the summer of 1998 and showing me your clinic and the hospital, especially that day when you performed an autopsy. I was very amazed by the fact that you have written so many books and articles for the scientific community. I have mentioned you to other people and they are very amazed. I also have met a particular person that you might know. He is also a parasitologist and his name is Dr. Anthony Allison. I went to his seminar, called "Lessons from the Interface of Genetics and Medicine.” He was the very first person to discover that people with sickle cell anemia were resistant to malaria. I mentioned your name and he wanted to know more about what you do.
Please listen to me; you must survive in order to write your next book because you have promised me that we will collaborate on this next piece. I would like to have the opportunity to work on diagrams of histological samples that you have obtained. Please do not leave now as we have a task to finish.
Bac Phat, you must survive and you must succeed this
obstacle in life. Here’s something that will make you stronger, called
“Can’t Take That Away.”
Can’t Take That Away
They can say anything they
want to say to
Please remember that my parents, friends, and family have faith in you. My parents love you very much and they are happy that you came to visit us recently. My dad is coming this weekend and I will be coming on May 31st and do not let go!
Lee and family