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Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program

Letter to a Mentor - Ezekiel Hatfield

May 21, 2020 by Beth Johnson

Dear Mom,

Thank you.

Thank you for the early school mornings making Ate Sam and I lunch. Thank you for sometimes letting me stay up an extra hour to play games. Thank you for always cooking Leche Flan for my sweet tooth. Thank you for burdens that you constantly endured.

Behind your overworked back was me staying up to hunt monsters, completing quests, or beating bosses. As I matured, I learned the value of hard work through watching your constant sacrifices. Little did I know that the boy always on his computer would soon follow your work ethic into a job he could be proud about, friends he would hold dear, and a life he can smile in. So again –

Thank you.