I had the offer from the midtown accounting firm in hand and passed on the opportunity to move my family to Yokohama—but as soon as I returned to New York, I started doing research and making calls on Dr. Okuno’s behalf.
It was not easy getting the doctors with whom I wanted to speak on the telephone—and I was soon distracted from following up on my efforts by moving from my sister’s house back to the city, visiting my family in Omaha for Thanksgiving and starting my new job as Senior Manager Valuation and Corporate Finance.
I thought I could do both—work at the accounting firm and make calls on Dr. Okuno’s behalf—but between the considerable demands of my office and a new round of intense publicity, it was difficult to fit anything else in.
I knew I would have to keep Dr. Okuno’s work and my inspirational visit to Yokohama on the back burner for a while. I had no doubt his miraculous work would stay in the back of my mind and the depths of my heart. As soon as things settled down and I had more opportunity, I would do something about it.
Perhaps, after I was more comfortable at work, I could introduce the partners at the firm—some of whom were on the Boards of Directors of prestigious medical organizations and hospitals—to Dr. Okuno’s incredible work.