Hi George, I have to share with you something that happened shortly after my article came out in the WestView News.
As I mentioned in the article, I have an Internet radio show called “Food for Thought”. We had been promised by the station owner for many months that our photo (the one that was chosen for the article) would be on a billboard in Times Square some time soon. For months I have been checking in with him and have been told to keep waiting.
The handsome male chef in the photo is my brother, John Cook. He was my co-host for about a year. Tragically, John took his own life on October 6, 2017. It was the absolute worst tragedy of my life. He had a heart of gold, and he lit up the room wherever he went.
Getting that photo up in Times Square became not about me, or my silly radio show, but about my brother. Scott Adams, the radio station owner was very sympathetic but could not promise that it would appear anytime soon. After meeting with you and getting some copies of the paper, I took a photo of the article and texted it to Scott. He replied, “You’ll be up by Wednesday!”
I wanted you and the rest of the staff to know that you all inadvertently made my “planets align” and surely were the reason that Scott took action.
I cannot say thank you enough. My prayers almost never get answered but this time they did. I know that everyone was just “doing their jobs,” but in this case, those jobs helped make my dream come true.
Big hugs to you and the rest of the staff!