Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Aunt Stefanie, part 2

Dear Ben,

Your Aunt Stefanie tells me that you’re stuck in the hospital for a while. I spent nine years in jail (because I wanted a free country, not because I did anything wrong), so I know how annoying it is to not be able to go outside when you want. But I am sure a hospital is much better than a gulag!

I want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family, and that I know that you, your parents and David have all the strength and fortitude to get through this difficult time. As I learned the hard way, keeping your optimism and faith can enable you to not only overcome the most horrible situations, but can even turn them into a useful experience.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Refua shleimah,

Natan Sharansky

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