Words cannot express how grateful we are for the kindness and sympathy shown to us during our time of deep sorrow. It has been said that too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear or the smallest act of caring. You can not imagine how much strength your expression of support has given us during this difficult period.
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your thoughtfulness and words of comfort through various means, and the many other generous expressions of support and caring. We are extremely grateful to those who were able to attend the memorial service held in New York at a short notice, despite of their busy schedules.
The past weeks have been very painful for us, but at the same time, it has also been very moving to learn that Haiyan was so much loved, admired and respected by so many people from all over the world, including those who knew her well or who worked closely with her, as well as those whose lives she touched one way or another.
Once again, we would like to express our deep appreciation for all your love, kindness and support, and for being there for us at this time.
Her grieving family.
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