Dear friend…

Dear Friend,
Thank you so much for your generous donation to the Roger Nichols Fund.
Back in January (2011) when Roger fell and broke his leg, it became obvious to him and our family that he would no longer be able to work. No one could believe he’d continued to teach engineering classes at Video Symphony for seven months after a diagnosis of stage iv pancreatic cancer, anyway. But that was Roger—dedicated to his craft with a singular zeal. Our daughters (Cimcie & Ashlee) and I helped him as best we could, our hearts breaking all along the way.
I never met a man with more integrity and honor in all his business dealings, but unfortunately he did not always work with people who reciprocated his good deeds. At first, when friends suggested a “donate” page we were appalled. Finally, Roger agreed to do it, believing that with such a public display of injustice, the royalties promised him would surely be paid, and our family would not become a charity to raise funds for medical expenses and bills.
Roger trusted certain people; their right action was not to be. But something else, another very right action did happen–you and many others responded wholeheartedly to his plight.
Your donation gave him hope and restored his spirits. Your generosity allowed him to try an alternative treatment that lifted the fog cluttering his mind after his leg surgery and months of chemo.
Thanks to your kindness, Roger left his body with the knowledge that so many friends, family and people he’d never met, cared about him.
Blessings to you and your loved ones—hug them close.

Sincerely,
Connie Reeder Nichols


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