Inspiring story

Dear Editor:With heartfelt honor and gratitude, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to publisher Jennifer DeKay-Givens and the entire staff of The Downey Patriot. I read with heartfelt emotion the interview done by Christian Brown introducing me and my new book, "A Hill to Climb - A Teenagers' Battle with Cancer, Depression and Drug Addiction," to my community and its many readers in your Nov. 6, 2009 issue. I'd also like to commend Christian Brown for his insight and wisdom to write such an inspiring article. Reading the article brought joy to my heart and I feel confident that our story will certainly inspire and give hope to someone who has or is maybe going through the challenges faced by my family. Thank you for sharing our story with your readers. - Louise Hicks, Downey

********** Published: January 29, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 41