I did not have the pleasure of meeting Paul but I feel that I have come to know him just a little bit. Over the last few years I have been a student in many of your classes at Marshall and I have enjoyed listening to your many memories of Paul (like when he brought C. Everett Koop home for dinner) and seeing how much joy and pride his amazing life still brings you. Paul was truly a wonderful person I wish I had the honor of meeting.
So many times over the years I have wanted to tell you how very sorry, I am over Paul’s passing, but I was just a student and we did not know each other very well and I felt my condolences, though well meaning, would cause you further grief. Also, Dr. Ambrose, I wanted to tell you that your life, much like Paul’s, has touched the lives of others, especially your students. Through your kindness, which you have always shown me and I thank you for that, and in the way, you have been able to find enormous strength in the face of such heartbreaking pain and loss. I know in the last few years I have faced difficult times and I have often looked to your example and found the strength to push through my own pain.
Dr. Ambrose, this September 11th know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
- A past student