Journeys of Hope and Love
David Collins Case
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Copyright 2010 David Collins Case
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First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude to “my son,” Ahmed Mahmoud Elmahdy (formerly of Osaka, Japan and now of Alexandria, Egypt) who provided me and my family with immeasurable support during our time of need at the end of the second journey - the kind of help that can never be repaid. Thank you Ahmed. I am in your debt forever. Additionally, no one has provided me with greater motivation to publish this memoir than my young friend Jared Scheib. Among other things, Jared enlisted the help of his mother, Eileen Scheib, who graciously agreed to give me an objective generational reaction to my book. Jared has also provided me with invaluable technical assistance without which I may never have gotten this publication off the ground. Thanks to you Jared, and to your mom, for your help. During the process of writing and rewriting this memoir, there have been several friends who encouraged me to publish my story and to each of them I owe a debt of gratitude. They are: Shana Lewis, Arkles Brooks III and Sharon Heinz. Thank you all for your invaluable support and encouragement.