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!
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9