Posted 05/20/2009 2:28:15 PM PDT

I am aware that what you do takes a lot of sacrifice and come with it frustrations of not being able to do more. Take comfort in the knowledge that you are there for a mission and you are taking action to fulfill it. And that I think is a life well-lived. Only few people can claim that in their lifetime. Happy birthday, doctor. And may you have more fulfilling years of service ahead of you.