January 23, 1992
Mr. Earvin Johnson
Magic Johnson Foundation
P.O. Box 32
Inglewood, CA 90312-0032
I want to write, during a quiet moment, to be sure you know how happy I am to have you
join the Commission; you are going to make a wonderful difference to our work, not
only because of the enormous efficacy you add to our voice but also because of the
special insights you add to our thinking and commentary. I was really happy for the
many contributions you made — in both questions and thoughtful comments — during the
hearing last week.
I am also very pleased to get to know you personally, and to realize what a wonderful
and genuine humanity and warmth truly fuels the “magic smile.” Your sincere interest
in everyone involved with the Commission was evident, and it was very clear that when
you use the term “teamwork” it has a very deep and important meaning — both for you
and for those of us who are now lucky enough to be able to call you a “teammate.”
For all of that, many thanks. I am truly excited about what we will all be able to do,
together, in the months ahead.
With warm personal regards,
June E. Osborn, M.D.