I received this email last night, and it was absolutely too good not to share:
I just wanted to say I absolutely love your blog, and read it every week. I saw your interview with Michael Johnson (Ed. Note: Right here, if you missed it), and was absolutely blown away. I had never heard of Mr. Johnson before, but am happy I did. He sounds like an amazing guy, and I wish him all the luck I can.
One of the reason I loved the article so much is that I was able to email a link to it to my brother, who returned home from Afghanistan earlier this year. Due to an accident in the combat zone, his leg was pretty much shattered in two places, and he's been rehabilitating ever since. I really think he'll be encouraged and love reading it, even if he isn't as big of a race fan as I am. He's struggling, but I know that like Michael Johnson, he'll be able to do the things he loves again soon. It's important to remember anything can be overcome with dedication and the right attitude. Thank you again and let me know what you're up to during Indianapolis this year--I'd love to talk racing when you have some time (RHR for the repeat!)
Wow. Some days or nights, you get those moments that reinforce just why you love IndyCar so much. This letter definitely marked one of those moments in a big way. God bless, Rob, and thank you to your brother, too, for his service and sacrifice.