My name is Diana McNeish and I am writing this letter about my neighbor and my best friend.
You see, I have been very ill for about four years and for the past two-and-a-half years, he has been my guardian angel.
His name is Richard A. Bowers and he has been here for any and everything I need. He does anything from getting my mail for me to just being here when I lose it and get totally hysterical. He never judges me, he just listens and helps me get through it.
He is very protective of me. He always knows just what to say or when not to say anything and just listen.
He always goes and gets my medicine, food and soda pop.
He always gives me the best advice and he never lets anyone hurt me or take advantage of me. He takes me to all my doctor and dentist appointments.
It never matters what time of day or night, even if it gets in the way of him having something he needs to do for himself, he will help me first.
To me, he is my hero. He is 80 years old. I am 44. And he has taken care of me. To me, he really deserves some kind of honors. He has done more than enough to be honored.
He has a heart of gold. If it were not for him, I would not be here today. He has saved my life more than once, just by being here to help pull me up from that ledge I was on, more times than I can count. He is my saving grace.
So, I am asking you to honor him as he deserves because he really does deserve this, so please help me do this for him.
He is a very special person who deserves the highest of honors, so I am begging you to help me give something back to him.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully help honor him in a way that he more than deserves.
Diana Rene McNeish, Payson
Editor's note: Though there is not much we can do to honor this man for helping his neighbor, we can publish this letter and invited Richard Bowers to stop by the Payson Roundup and pick up a Good Guy award.