"With Jon, you get a lot of acceptance and a lot of kindness. And unless you look for that, you're not going to see it right away.
Jon taught us about compassion and patience and the ability to relate to folks who are differently-abled.
I kind of knew what it took to take care of people because I had been taking care of Jon for 15 years by the time I was in medical school.
Jon has given a lot of meaning to a lot of people's lives. Just about everyone he touches comes away a better person for having known Jon.
When somebody is different, the initial response is one of fear. Jon's taught a whole lot of people there's no reason to be afraid of him at all. He's just a fun guy to be around if you let him into your life."