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Thank you for sharing your thoughts...

Sep 29, 2012

Thanks to so many of you who took the time to share your thoughts and thanks with Brian.  Here are just a few of the many touching e-mails received by the P.U.N.T. Foundation through our website.  There were also wonderful posts to our Facebook page at: Facebook.com/PUNTFoundation. Please know every message has been read and is deeply appreciated

 

 

I was thrilled to hear that Brian and Amber are committed to keeping their foundation here in Western New York. As a clinical psychologist in Pediatrics at Roswell Park, I have personally witnessed the impact that this foundation has had on the children facing cancer treatment. Working in this field I have come in contact with many local celebrities and athletes who show an interest in donating money to Pediatric oncology or making appearances at the hospital. However I have never experienced anyone like Brian before. He gives his time to these children and becomes involved in a way that shows genuine interest in their lives and their well being. I have been part of some memorable journeys with him both for children who continue in their fight as well as those whose battles were fought hard but not won. He has allowed himself to be vulnerable at children's bedsides granting their very last wishes and planting seeds of hope when they were in need of finding the strength to fight for another day. I have never quite met anyone like him. Im sure he is an angel who came in a very different package, a football uniform. I would be honored to share any stories or talk about the way he has forever touched the lives of many children dealing with cancer.

Thank you,

Brandee Aquilino, Psy.D

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  

 

Brian,

I'm writing you this letter to say thank you. Thank you for your years of all star on field performances. Thank you for your relentless efforts to make Western New York a better place. Thank you for being a true professional and role model. But most of all, Mr. Moorman, thank you for making all of us fans keep the hope alive. Whenever we were in doubt you would come through, you'd keep us guessing, would you fake a punt? Or would you boot the ball all the way to Oakland?  You kept us guessing, you made the game fun, but most of all you gave us hope.  My folks raised me to be a Bills fan, and like every true Bills fan I have felt overwhelming pride and sadness thought the years, but I have never felt as much enjoyment as I have had watching you out perform the best in League over the last 12 years. I've been lucky enough to see you both at home and on the road and have never shied away from chanting "MVP" at the top of my lungs in my well-worn #8 jersey.
 
No matter where you end up, no matter who you play for (even if you go to the Patriots) you'll always have my support.
 
Thank you so much Mr. Moorman. You are truly one of the greats.  Here's wishing you the best of luck.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike Ruocco
 
 
 
Brian,

I am a Bills season ticket holder who happens to reside in Cleveland.  Making the drive 8 times a year (often in lousy weather) to see frequently bad football has been rather frustrating at times. On the bright side, I could always count on you to perform admirably on the field.  On numerous occasions over the past decade I turned to the person next to me and said “Moorman is the best player on the team!” Simply stated…you are the greatest punter in franchise history.  It is both ironic and sad to know that I saw you play your last game here in Cleveland last week.

 I left Buffalo about 30 years ago, but it is still a special place to live, with incredibly loyal fans.  Through your generous charity work and community involvement you became part of the Western New York fabric, and truly a fan favorite. For that, you can be very proud!

 I wish you success wherever your football career may take you, and all the best to your family and your future endeavors off the field.

 Francis Sullivan

 

 

Please let Brian know that his buddies in Coffin Corner will miss him very much and wish him all the best and we will continue to support the PUNT foundation. It means a lot to us that he would stop by and see us all these years and to be mentioned in his farewell was awesome. He is always welcome to stop by and he knows it. Please give him our best and tell him to stay in touch. We have just sent in $88 for the Foundation and will ask fans to continue their support every week.

Patrick Quinn

 

 

Brian:

Thank-you for all your great years as Bill, and for all your great work you do off the field..You will be truly missed.  You are a class individual.  I hope you will remain a Western New Yorker and a Bill at heart.

John Wooledge

 

 

Brian,

As a season ticket holder and devoted Bills fan, it has been a pleasure having you on our team and representing the true spirit of Buffalo. I had the pleasure to meet you at a team fan function when you had only been here a year or two, but it was a lasting impression.  I not only consider you to be one of the best Athletes on our team in the past 10+ years, but one of the Classiest guys of all time as well!  So sorry to see you go, but Best of Luck to you and your family in the future!  You are a Class Act!

Jerry B.

 

‎" Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."  ~Mark Twain  

I saw this and thought about how Brian’s humble kindness breaks through the barrier of illness, anxiety and sadness for so many patients and families.

Margaret Braymiller in the Department of  Pediatrics at Roswell Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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