Letter from Dennis Morgan
To the family and friends of Anton,
My condolences to you all on the loss of a very special son and a friend. I know Anton would want to be remembered not in grief but in joy. This is a humbling time for me to know of your feelings and thoughts as I give thanks to the special gift of Anton's to me. I too will be lifting a glass in toast to his memory and celebrating his life, on his birthday, April 17.
I am sending a poem that came to my knowledge some eighteen years ago. If all agree that this would be appropriate for Anton I would like to have it read at the memorial.
HE IS NOT DEAD
My name Dennis Zane Morgan and my friends call me "DZ" or "Dizzy" as I tend to be a little over positive with my philosophy on life. As some of you know by now I am the recipient of Anton's heart muscle. This very special gift of life was given to me on my birthday, November 24. When I received word that I was to receive a good heart I was both saddened and happy at the same time. Saddened that a life was given up to save a life, but happy to know I will be able to continue to share my philosophy with those I meet. As Anton had a strong spiritual heart he too had a strong heart muscle that wanted to keep going. The operation report quotes "The aortic crossclamp was removed, The patient resumed sinus rhythm spontaneously."
I am open to any correspondence with any of you.
My address is:
Yours in life and spirit,