Grateful for a generous spirit

Thanks for the story about Kirby Alary [Gene Pepper's ‘Take Five' column, March 8]. I experienced his kindness for a few years at the lab. He was the only good thing about the mornings I needed to get blood drawn, because having blood drawn means facing my own health issues. Kirby and I had a brief conversation about his own health problems early on, so I was aware of his challenges. Observing his grace was inspiring and comforting.

He deserves many accolades. I really hope he knows that people are receptive of his generous spirit and are affected by it.

Julie Markowitz

La Cañada Flintridge

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