Dear Dr. Raney:
I hope and pray all is well with you and your family. I think this letter is long overdue, but I have only you to thank for the delay. As of February 19th, 2017, as you recall, I have celebrated my one year anniversary of my heart attack and subsequent surgeries. I can’t believe that it has been a year already and time has surely slipped by.
My main focus of this letter is to let you know how much I have been wanting to thank you and your entire surgical staff from the bottom of my heart (no pun intended) for all you have done in order for me to continue having a great quality of life. My thanks are an understatement as to how I feel about my gratitude in your skill as cardiologist and I will be forever grateful.
On the day of my heart attack I think that by the look on your face, you thought I was hallucinating. On that very same day and time people were waiting for me at a funeral in Long Beach for a very good and dear friend of mine named Robert Rainey. When you came into the ER and introduced yourself to me, I distinctly heard you identify yourself as “Dr. Robert Rainey.” I had been concerned about surviving the heart attack and subsequent surgery but when I heard you identify yourself, I saw it as a sign from Heaven that I was in great hands and that everything would be alright. In case you don’t remember, I had asked you what you were doing in the ER and puzzled you told me you were my cardiologist and I commented that I was supposed to be at your funeral. I Hope I didn’t seem like a total idiot but I thought that the last names (although spelled differently) were pronounced too much the same to be a coincidence.
I don’t know about you but I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and wanted to let you know that we literally had thousands of people praying for both of us. Me, for a full recovery, and for you and your staff, that your hands be guided with precision by the Almighty. A year later and I feel all the prayers came through!
Dr. Raney, a big THANK YOU to you, your dad and the rest of the hospital staff for all you have done for me and all the other heart patients who have come under your care. May God always guide your hands and Bless your family.
With all due respect and admiration,