"It's my turn to return a good deed. It was 1995, ten years ago. Your kindness and generosity of time pulled me back into getting on with my life after cancer."

-- Claudia Rashid of Raleigh in a letter dated Jan. 22, 2005

"Thanking Him for what you've meant in my life. You are an encouragement."

-- Sue Semrau, Florida State women's basketball coach, in a card dated Feb. 17, 2005

"You are a Winner! My prayers are with you as you undergo treatment. Please know that your many friends are with you every step of the way."

-- Mike Krzyzewski, Duke coach, in an e-mail message Jan. 12, 2005