July 5, 2014
Dear Andrew Yeldin,
I was awarded the Michael Gaddes Memorial Scholarship through the Cystic Fibrosis
Scholarship Foundation. It is an amazing honor to receive this scholarship that will help me
throughout my college journey. I graduated from Western International High School in
Southwest Detroit and will be attending the University of Michigan-Dearborn and will be
majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies.
This letter is to personally thank you for the kindness and generous support that the
Michael Gaddes Foundation was created upon with the help of friends and family. He is a prime
example of pushing through life's obstacles to obtain and achieve in a goal or dream. By
establishing this foundation, many students with Cystic Fibrosis will see that they can set aside
their disease to continue to have a higher education and pursue their aspirations.
Again, it is an amazing thing what you and the foundation are doing to help young
students with Cystic Fibrosis reach their dreams and goals. Also, it brings me joy to know that
the Gaddes family are fellow Michiganders like me! Your generosity and kindness is appreciated
immensely by many.