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Monday, November 12, 2018

Paul Patrick: The Wit and the Grit

Dear friends,

His life changed on June 8, 2006. He liked to sign the books with that date scrawled next to his name. He was using the one barely functioning hand he could still control to do those autographs.

It meant a lot to Paul Patrick to feel your support, to have his story told, to know that people could see what he and other victims of serial killers Dale Hausner and Sam Dieteman were going through.

He inspired so many of us. Those of us who got to know him personally and those who read his story.

Now it's time for us to say our farewells to this remarkable and inimitable man.

Paul Patrick's family is in vigil now as he is not expected to be with us for more than a few more days.

Paul's life as a wage earner came to an end on 6-8-06, the way he signed it, while expenses went through the roof. Serial killers don't pay restitution. The cost of their depraved actions is astronomical.

For those who would like to help out the family that has heroically rallied around Paul for these grueling years, here is the official Go Fund Me account. They have never asked for help before. If you spent 8 dollars on the book or saw him for free on TV, I hope you can put in $5 or $10 now.

Paul's GoFundMe

That photo, btw, was taken at the book launch of A SUDDEN SHOT. Paul had surprised me by bringing me those roses for me. I was flabbergasted. He could not have done it by himself. His extremely loving and dedicated family had to have helped him acquire those roses. Believe me when I tell you they are the sweetest, kindest people in the world and I will never get over how this horrible thing happened to them. If you can, please ease their burden a bit now.

I hope you all remember Paul at his best: The brightest eyes, the wittiest mind, the most devilish smile, and the strongest heart.

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