Thank You Notes

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy PauschIt gives us the utmost pleasure of having the capability to share these amazing stories with the world, and in return, receiving a plethora of loving, caring, & inspirational messages that we can share directly back to them. But when these men & women take time to not only thank their supporters, but thank the HOSQ team for everything that we do, that is the greatest reward of all & reinforces that our efforts are not in vain. Beyond the appreciated gratitude, some of these men & women also provide updates after their stories have been shared.Below are “Thank You” notes sent from incarcerated residents to the HOSQ family & supporters.

Juan Luis

Juan Luis

[POEM AS A THANK YOU TO HOSQ] Humans of San Quentin  Theres a society surrounded by walls Men, daily, making their phone calls Bard wire you can see everywhere around  Men keeping their...

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Kevin

Kevin

October 4, 2020 Dear Diane & HOSQ: Thank you for writing and mailing me the Humans of San Quentin call for submissions. Initially, I had no idea who sent the first information, then Juan told me...

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Richard

Richard

Dear HSQT: I apologize for the lengthy delay in returning a response to you, which was a letter you sent on 5.9.21.  I have been busy trying to get law work completed. I am glad that you wrote,...

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Rufus

Rufus

Dear Diane, Juan, Marcus, Joe and the rest of the Humans of San Quentin team; I just want to thank all of you for this, I feel so special and to know that my work was noticed which gave me an...

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Steven

Thanks for taking time to read this. If you would like more detail of upbringing being from West Oakland CA. or the process in my choice to change, I could provide that. Sorry for my spelling as well.

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Vu

Vu

Dear Diane & HoSQ Team, I send my best wishes for health, peace and joy. I had received both of your correspondences, including copies of the edited pieces and the certificate of recognition. I...

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Raul

Raul

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. Thank you Diane, Juan and Humans of San Quentin team! Raul

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Brandon

Brandon

Dear Diane & Team:I am in grateful receipt of your recent correspondence and thank you for all your timeand efforts associated with this interesting opportunity! Being that there’s...

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Lavont

Lavont

Hi Diane, I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to become a proud member of “Humans of San Quentin”. It’s such a blessing to be able to bring awareness, and build connections. Mrs. Khan, you’re...

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Louis “Salam”

Louis “Salam”

Heal, bless and prosper, Thank you Diane and Juan for exposing me to the world, and your kind feedback on my story! My release date is March 3rd, 2021, and I need to know how to follow up with me...

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Mark

Mark

To Diane, Thank you/the H.O.S.Q team for the copy/second copy of my story being posted. I was so overwhelmed with joy to know I was able to have an impact of positivity in the community @ large and...

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Paris

Dear Humans of San Quentin personnel....  Attn: Diane  Not being sure if I read the name correctly, this is to have you know that a second postcard was received indicating that my words will be...

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Patrick

Patrick

Hi Diane, Hey, just a note to say, “I salute you”, for your continued commitment and sponsorship… Were it not for you, many of our visions would remain undeveloped dreams deferred. So yes, I stand...

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Philippe

Philippe

11/25/20 Hello Humans of San Quentin. Thank you for all the love and good vibes. I’m not cold actually. This is not cold weather to me. Anyway. Yes, you can share my info with Sorja and I was...

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Walter

Walter

Dear Diane, or to whom it may concern: Best wishes, greetings and regards to you all! I had received your white manila envelope with your invitation letter asking me to submit for the (HoSQ) website...

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Ant

Ant

Dear I pray and hope that all is well on your end. As for myself truly I am blessed and thankful. Thankful for you all giving us a voice to be heard and seen truly you all are a blessing. Yes, I was...

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Ignacio

Ignacio

Hi my name is Ignacio Sanchez, I recently submitted a story to you guys & Iappreciate your input. I just wanted to write to you guys & thank you for taking the timeto read my story. If you...

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Walter

Walter

I’m currently serving a 15-to-life sentence for attempted murder. I want to start this off by saying that because I’m not the same person who committed that crime. I am a changed man! Part of my...

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