This weekend I had to say goodbye to Bettis— it’s been the toughest few days of my life. I thought coming to work today was going to be a terrible struggle, knowing that I’d be greeted by the wonderful photographs you took of him. To the contrary, your photographs have provided me with an immense comfort I never thought imaginable in this time of grief. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You captured the essence of Bettis in a way that no one else could, and I’m relieved knowing that his smile will always be close by.
— Tom Janci, Oakland CA