Congratulations on being recognized as the recipient of the F. Mark Rafaty award. Obviously, to be selected by your peers is the highest honor.
I applaud your skills. What you have done for us is very small compared to your challenging cases. Yet, it is not small to me. You saw my basal cell cancer on my nose when it was barely a “speck”.
You took care of my son one night at St. Vincent’s when he was about five years old. You put over 40 stitches in a forehead cut. His scar is a faint white line that I have not noticed in ages. I feel indebted to and appreciate you. Again, congratulations.