I just found this old email that my father sent to all five of us last year:
Andy Reid, football coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, has always been someone I really like & admire. Even when he was with the Packer's.
It pains me to see what he is currently going through. His two sons have been arrested recently for drug & weapon possession & one son tested positive for heroin use. Heroin is the absolute worst. Impossible to kick. I was really surprised to hear about Andy's problems. It's heart breaking & I don't know what I would do if that happened to me.
Andy's problems reminded me of how incredibly lucky & fortunate Mom & I have been to have such great kids, & we mean, every one of them. None of them has ever really let us down. They don't steal, cheat, fight, or use drugs. (A little alcohol never hurt anyone)
Hate to get kind of mushy but I don't know how else to say it, we love & appreciate each & every one of you. You guys are the greatest. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! love, Mom & Dad
At least three of us emailed him back to ask if he was dying.