I have thought a lot about Dr. Fay over the years and wanted to express my sincere condolences, because she saved my life. I was a patient of doctor Fay while I was in graduate school in 2007-8 and went to Georgetown for what I thought was a stomach ulcer. She checked me over and insisted I get checked out for appendicitis. I went straight to radiology, where literally every other doctor insisted I couldn't have appendicitis and suggested I go home. But I thought about what Dr. Fay had said and stuck to my guns and got scanned. Sure enough, it was acute appendicitis, so far along that it was really about to rupture. I was taken right in to surgery and treated successfully. I know enough about what could've happened if I'd visited someone less observant and sharp and caring, and I thank God I went to Dr. Fay. Eight years later, I'm married and I have a little girl, and I still think about it all. I regret I never had the chance to thank Dr. Fay, but she and her family remain in my prayers.