Please forgive my tardiness in sending you this letter. My son and I want to thank you and all the Belmont staff from the bottom of our hearts for the great kindness and compassion you showed to John K. during the year he was with you. We know he could not have been in better hands and, in the end, we’re sure he knew it as well. During his last two weeks with us, he seemed to have found some peace and was enjoying life again – all the while missing his wife so very much. It was a comfort to know that when he passed, he was surrounded by friends and staff who truly cared for him.

I often drive by Belmont and look up at his room with a smile. He loved the view of the city, especially at sunset. I like to think of him looking out the window and waiting for the Cubs game to start. I know that soon someone else will enjoy that room, and that their family will rest easier knowing that their loved one is in good hands. Please share this with your staff and express again my deepest gratitude for their fine work. I will remember you all in my thoughts, and I will sing your praises whenever I can.

Yours very truly,

Deborah W.