Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder has received an outpouring of support since announcing his cancer diagnosis last week.
He was particularly thankful for an encounter he had with a K-State student who asked if she could pray for him as he receives treatment for throat cancer.
Snyder sent a letter via e-mail to all K-State students Tuesday night to express his gratitude for that encounter and all of their well-wishes, reminding them that they make K-State a special place.
The letter reads:
“As I stood outside the K-State Alumni Center Thursday night after participating in an event for the graduate school students and waiting for my ride, I was approached by a young lady (either a student or writer of one of the University departments, or both) who asked me if she could pray for me. She broke into tears and offered up a heartwarming, meaningful prayer for my recovery.
“The point of this message, aside from how meaningful this young lady is to me and how much I appreciate her for her thoughtfulness, is once again proof of what I have said for the past three decades: Kansas State University is about people who care about people. We are a unique community where our concerns for others is genuine, unselfish and unified. Don’t ever allow that to change.
“And thank you again young lady – I appreciate you so very much.”
Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett