As some of you are aware, I have been undergoing several surgical procedures related to my advanced Cardiovascular Disease and Congestive Heart Failure. The next surgery, to clear out 80 perent blockage in my left carotid artery, is set for this coming Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 am. As always, I appreciate any prayers for my health and for strength for my wife Li and my wonderful eight-year-old daughter Salina. I will keep you posted as to the result. I should be back home late Wednesday, barring any unforseen complications.