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I wanted to write and say thank you for publishing my friend Frank Roden’s photos in the Birds and Blooms section of the May 2018 issue. I can’t tell you what this meant to Frank. He has cystic fibrosis. His lung function has decreased to the point where he can no longer work, so he tries to focus what little energy he has on photography. His passion is photographing birds, as he is able to sit in one spot and let the birds come to him. He doesn’t have to drag his oxygen tank all over the place. Last year was difficult for Frank. He spent a lot of time in the hospital fighting lung infections. As a result, he missed his opportunity to get out and take pictures. The whole ordeal drove him into a deep depression. One item on his bucket list was to have a picture published in a magazine. You helped him achieve that. I can’t tell you how excited he was. And the fact that May was cystic fibrosis awareness month made it even more meaningful. I wanted to let you know how this simple act has changed a very sick man’s world.