Without you and your diligence, there would be no “Dr. Billy Gordon” I learned so much from you, in terms of what to do, and what not to do. And the final lesson was perhaps the greatest and certainly the most costly. So now you’re gone, but not forgotten, and not without the bittersweet mixture of remorse and gratitude for helping me be all that I can be. I love you so. Not only are you one of the great professors at The University of Michigan School of Medicine, you are the embodiment of what Michigan does and always has stood for, excellence and an unwavering commitment to be being the leaders and best in sharing “the Michigan difference”.