To my family—CeCe, Margaret, and Libby. Thanks for a lifetime of joy and sticking by me when it looked like all was lost.
To my friends—especially Mark, Bill, Jim, Sean, Joe, Tim, Frank, Tom, and Jack. I was never blessed with siblings, but that didn’t mean I was without brothers.
To my colleagues—Toby, Joe, Brian, and all my partners at Cleveland Clinic. I’ve stood on the shoulders of many giants; I hope to make you proud.
To my caregivers—Matt, Sri, Mark, Chuck, and all the others, giving me more time with your skill and caring is my life’s greatest gift.
To my patients—I thank every one of you for your sacred trust.