I earnestly thank all of those thoughtful supporters who took the time to pray for my family and me during my time of need. I do not have the words nor the expressions to match the love, appreciation and support shown to my family and me during my illness and recovery. “Thank you” is a simple expression, but I offer it with deep, heartfelt sincerity.
We are quite fortunate to live in what I perceive to be an area with
the best medical facilities and medical professionals in the nation. My family and I are deeply indebted to each
doctor, each nurse, each therapist and each employee at Georgia Health Sciences University, Walton Rehabilitation Center and University Hospital who provided care and encouragement for me, my wife and family members.
Furthermore, I wish to thank all members of the Richmond County Board of Education family (teachers, principals, students, parents and each staff member irrespective of position and title) for the many prayers, thoughts, well-wishes and encouraging words. My heart was also overwhelmed with joy to learn of the many students who took it upon themselves to pray for me.
I also would like to express appreciation to my former colleagues in Aiken, Edgefield and Marlboro Counties and throughout the state of South Carolina as well as those in other regions of the nation.
I also wish to extend profound gratitude to the churches in the Central Savannah River Area. I thank them for their prayers, financial assistance, and steadfast encouragement. You helped me “bear this burden in the heat of the day,” and I am forever grateful.
May God bless each of you!
Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.
(The writer is Richmond County’s superintendent of schools.)