I will never forget the first time I came to your office in 2007. I was worn out, miserable, scared, crippled, with no expectations and with severe pain. My only thought was that I would never be able to walk normal again. You saw my affliction when you said that I needed a left total hip replacement. My hip was collapsed due to avascular necrosis and osteoarthritis.

But, you gave me hope and I found comfort in your voice when you took your time to explain everything with compassion in your eyes. You even said my name and holding my hand said: “I am going to take care of you. Do not worry.” And you did. Three weeks after my surgery I was driving my car again! Six months later the same condition presented in my right hip and a year later in my right knee.

Today, three years later, I can say that I am immensely thankful for giving me my life back. I am very happy with my new bilateral total hip replacement and my new right total knee replacement. Happy because today I can walk again and I can smile again.

I am so fortunate to have a doctor like you in my life; so wise, warm, caring, good hearted, always giving, generous and kind of spirit. The best orthopedic surgeon in the whole world!

I am one of the many thousands that feel the same way. I’m very proud, and I am truly a work of art in the hands of Dr. Leone. Your works are wonderful. So, how can I not say that you are precious to me?

I shall tell everybody that you, William A. Leone Jr., MD re-made me and I feel like brand new again!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I will never forget you…