Greg, I'm grateful to you for:
- Giving me something to aspire to during my dance years. You were one of the most charismatic and creative leaders I'd ever seen, and the quality of your work shone in everything you touched. Part of my drive to get better and do better was to try and match the example you had set.
- Trusting me to find my way. I remember during my year between college and medical school, my participation and responsibility to the team was lackluster at best. You could've easily cut me from the team, and I wouldn't've blamed you for doing so. Instead, you gave me the time to sort through my issues and challenged me to find something worth continuing to dance for. That, in short, opened up the doors for a revival in my commitment towards improving myself and towards the team.
- Trusting me to play the Invisible Man. I may have went a little overboard on and off the stage, but it was one of my dance dreams to play a main character type of person just once. I don't know if I'll ever be able to really convey how much that meant to me, compounded by the fact that that set led to our 2nd place standing at Fusion.
- Being a good person. You were one of the few people I knew in college and med school that despite all of his success, remained humble and true to his friends. Sure, we may have joked about being the shit every once in a while, but you never bragged in front of your friends or built yourself up at their expense.
- Being a good friend to me. I can't remember a lot of what you said or even what you did when we were together. I guess the age-old adage is true. People won't remember what you said or what you did, but they'll remember how you made them feel. All I remember is that I always felt included and valued when I was around you, and that was more than I could've hoped for during everything else I was going through in college and med school.