I don’t know if this is the email I should use to contact you, but I wanted to take a minute to thank you. You’ve been to our school twice now, and after your assemblies, we can feel the change in the mood of the school. You are a massive positive influence. As one Math teacher told me the other day, “You can have more impact on these kids emotionally in 45 minutes than I can all year.” I agree. You came to us the first time last semester, and the night after your assembly, a young man from one of my History classes emailed me out of the blue. He told me he was thinking of killing himself. He said he wanted to talk to someone, and he chose me. The exact words he wrote to me said “I guess You came at a good time, huh?”

I’ve been talking to the young man, and he’s a fine young man. He’s just in a bad situation. He still gets depressed, still thinks of suicide, but he’s working on it. Working hard.

Sometimes I wonder what would’ve happened if you hadn’t come.

I just wanted you to know, on a first hand basis, the impact you’ve had. I think you saved this young man’s life.

Thanks for everything