This was a letter the late Kansas City Chiefs great Derrick Thomas wrote two days before he died on February 6th, 2000. It comes from Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com:
I wish that there were enough words in the human language to express my sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks for all of the well wishes, cards, letters, words of encouragement and prayers that I have received. I would also like to thank everyone who has made donations to my Third and Long Foundation, as well as anyone who has made a donation on my behalf to Spinal Cord Injury Research.
I wish that I could thank each and every one of you individually, but that would be nearly impossible.
I would also like everyone to know that I am going to be just fine. Please continue to keep me in your prayers, because an old friend of mine has told me, "When prayers go up, blessings are sure to come down."
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of DT and I'm proud of the way this city, and especially the Chiefs, haven't forgotten his legacy.