April 3, 2015 Mr. Terry E. Barnard
Chairman, Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE Ste. 458 Balcony Level, East Tower Atlanta, GA 30334-4909
To Chairman Barnard:
I'm writing to you today on behalf of Dr. Tyrone Malloy and the countless numbers of people he has helped throughout the years. I have known Dr. Malloy for almost three years now. And in that time I have grown to care for and respect him not only as person, but as someone I view as a mentor. When I first met him I had no previous experience working in a medical environment but he was always patient and kind even when I made mistakes. When he learned that I was interested in going to medical school he was always willing to not just talk about his experiences as a physician but to teach me at every available turn. He is a fount of knowledge that is open to sharing to any and all that are interested. His sincere interest in caring for his patients medically and for educating them to be able to better care for themselves is wonderful to see. And his passion for medicine that is so present in his words and actions has only helped to reinforce my own desires.
Dr. Malloy has enriched the lives of so many of the people he's encountered, including my own. I can never repay him for all that he has taught me and all the care he has shown me. When I was sick he was always there with a kind word and helpful advice. He patiently answered any question I may have, no matter how silly it may have seemed to him. That may not seem like much but those small acts of kindness and respect meant a great deal to me. Having someone you so greatly respect and hope to interact with as a colleague someday treat you like a person whose thoughts and opinions matter is an immeasurable boost to the soul.
He is a well respected member of a community that will support him at every turn as he transitions back to the outside world. And his family, friends, and colleagues so dearly miss him. He also has many young people in his life who are applying to, starting, and/or finishing nursing and medical school who are awaiting spending time with him face to face again. To hear his words of encouragement, to thank him for his support, and to let him know just how important he is to us. I personally know there is at least one nursing school graduation on his calendar this spring that both he and the graduate would be delighted to have him attend.
So when you are deliberating whether he deserves parole, I ask you to please consider the loss that would be inflicted on so many by his continued absence. I am better for having known him and the world is better off for him being a part of it.
Nichelle D. Ricketts-Lewis