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TO ALL: Please do not send any more toys, etc. to me in Iraq as I am going to curtail my assignment and return home early. It is just time for me to go home for numerous reasons. I do want to thank everyone for everything you have done to help these precious children. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless each and every one of you. You made their lives much better. Thank you for making my life better too. /Edmay
I want to thank ALL of you who sent toys, spread the word to others, organized toy drives at your schools and neighborhoods, and sent good wishes. Watching Edmay's story spread has been one of the most incredible things I've ever seen — thousands of children are happier because of all you've done.
Finally, I want to thank Edmay. She is a true hero, and I only hope I can meet her in person some day. Edmay: you are an inspiration. May you have a safe voyage home. I'll never forget you.