First of all I am absolutely overwhelmed by the beautiful posts on this site, facebook, newspapers, emails, calls, etc that I have received. Your support is invaluable to me and my family. Also, I would like to share with you my tribute to my father from his funeral for those that could not hear it there or were unable to attend:
There’s a lot to be said about being the oldest child in a family, but the best part for me was for a while I had my dad all to myself, I have many fond memories from that time but what I remember the most is going on rounds with my dad. At the time he had only just arrived in the Broward medical community but even at that young age I could see the respect everyone had for him, the pride he took in his work and his dedication and determination for saving the lives of his patients. It’s impossible to simplify a lifetime of achievements into a simple speech although I am sure my father would have done it better as he was an amazing speaker but I can say simply that he was a seeker of knowledge, a healer and one of the two most brilliant people I know. Although he was not always good at expressing it he loved his family more than anything, even the New York Times. Although it may impossible for us not to be sad and angry at his passing I will share with you something my father always told me that really pissed me off then but may help me and all of you now…. He always said “you can’t dwell on the past” I am sure he would want us to carry on his legacy but not dwell in his passing.