I wanted to send you a very joyful update on Jeff.
Although his recovery following his third surgery has been a rocky road, full of ups and downs, this week he was given a real boost. His achievements during his 22 years in the UAE were recognised with an Outstanding Contribution Award by Time Out Kids for his work in founding the first ever children's radio network in the Middle East. I attended the event, with Jeff's wife, Cynthia, and our dear friend, Dave Crane, and was privileged to give a speech in thanks, receiving the award on Jeff's behalf. But, as you'll see from the video clip, Jeff did manage to record his own message too. He was truly moved and overwhelmed by the award, as was I at feeling the love in the room for Jeff at the event and seeing the standing ovation he provoked. The recognition is testament that Jeff will not be defined by his condition, but by who he is and what he does.