Have you ever thanked someone for something they did years ago that impacted you in some way? Ever read the book, The 5 People You Meet in Heaven? In the book, Eddie meets 5 people who he influenced in some way and he learns lessons from them. In fact, Eddie can’t leave until he talks to them. I guess I would be one of the five people Bill Brewster would meet in heaven.
Here is the letter:
Just a quick note to say thank you! You were helpful to me. You played a critical part in my survival. I don’t know if you remember it or not, but on January 10, 1991, you were contacted by Hughla Foreman. Hughla was desperate to prevent a search from being called off. She didn’t know who else to talk to, but she wanted to do something. She is a very good salesperson and she was attempting to influence people who she didn’t know or had never met (my rescuers). She had heard that a critical search was about to be called off. Time was scarce. My survival was at stake. You were an easy sell….. possibly because of some of your life experiences.
Do you believe that things happen for a reason? I do.
Over the last 22 years, I have told this story to thousands of people and described how the experience shapes my perception of what is important.
Here are 2 links to my description of the experience.
Link to My survival story. I shouldn’t be alive.
Here is the link to pictures and newspaper articles related to my survival story.
I have lost touch with Dale Webb who was my rescuer. Any chance that you might help in finding him? I believe you wrote him some type of commendation at the time.
I am forever indebted to your contribution to my survival. As a small token of my appreciation, If you would ever like me to speak at the non-profit or charity event of your choice, I will do that and pay all of my expenses and travel for free.
By the way, I have a blog that is gaining popularity. I would be pleased if you would allow me to publish your response.
Your partner in making an impact,