Editor's Note: The following was presented by Brazil resident Rita Sampson.
To the Editor:
God is so good. Without his instigation and provision, this would have never happened.
My enormous gratitude goes to all the generous contributors.
Thank you for your compassion. I want to say a big thank you to Lucas' grandparents; they made this fundraising effort a success.
They placed the story in their hometown newspaper (The Brazil Times) and announced it in their church.
My mom also deserves recognition. She spent many hours making the cool, oversized check.
Mark drove the SAG (Support and Gear) car for the last 25 miles. And my dad provided loving encouragement, council and support throughout the entire project.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.