I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who has been a part of Kendall's journey over the past year. We truly appreciate the kind words, prayers, offers of support, and donations. It's nice to know that, in some ways, East Hampton is still the small town where I grew up. A special thanks to The Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Browns organizations who have been more than generous to Kendall in his tough time away from home. It is a fact that, without the doctors, nurses, and support staff at the Cleveland Clinic, Kendall would not be with us today.
I also want to thank the members of the East Hampton Fire Department under the direction of Chief Tom Bock and Captain Chris Hatch for their hard work on the dinner in Kendall's honor. It's a privilege to belong to an organization that will drop whatever it is doing to help fellow members.
Kendall is now home and I would like everyone who has been supportive so far to give him more of the same encouragement through his continuing recovery. He will have challenges all of his life but we can all make it much easier for him with our unconditional love and support.