I really sent the following e-mail:
To: Mr. Bill Neely
From: Melisa with one S
Hi Mr. Neely,
I just wanted to take a moment and commend you for your ITN report (it was shown in the States yesterday evening on NBC Evening News with Brian Williams) about the woman who was rescued from the ruins of a bank in Haiti after being buried alive for six days. Your delivery of the report was superior and I was overwrought with emotion in the first few seconds. Your report, along with her rescue, was such a rare piece of good news coming from that area of the world after the horrific tragedy endured there, and I am so appreciative that you shared it with the viewing audience.
Anyway, I’ve never written a fan letter to a correspondent before, but as a writer I know I enjoy a compliment from someone other than my husband, children, and parents* now and then, so I imagine you do as well. 🙂
Thank you again for shining a light when much of the news seems very dark.
If you would like to help those in Haiti, my Joizey girl Liz has put together a SUPER post which includes a list of legitimate organizations which need funds desperately in order to do what they can in Haiti. Visit Liz here to check it out!
*Not that I don’t totally LOVE compliments from my family: keep ’em coming! haha!
©2010 Suburban Scrawl
Thank God for some good news.
That and the story about the little 6-year old boy rescued after 5 or 6 days brought me to tears to see that these folks hung on, despite the heat and limited rescuing resources. I'm sure Mr. Neely will appreciate your kind words.
Holy crap, that was amazing!!!!!! It's nice to see some good news coming out of there!!
That's incredible. Glad you shared some good news — and your nice letter 🙂
You'll have to let us know when he gets back to you. And sorry I'm ditching on Friday 🙁
Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish
Absolutely incredible! Yes moved to tears such a wonderful, wonderful reprieve from all the despair.
john cave osborne
incredible story. as well as a wonderful tribute you paid it.