I am so sorry to hear this, Gary.
But i have to believe that no effort is totally wasted.
i know it gave you strength to have gone through with it.
And who know what individual heard you who has or will make an individual difference because of what you said - in private life, if not in public.
Keep on keeping on!
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"