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I hope you and your family are in the best of health and spirits. It has been six years. 6 years since you saved my life at the Fresno Heart Hospital. I am so grateful you were there to help me. You are a Hero to so many and a Gift to one Community. I think and pray for you daily. Knowing that you are using your gift of healing to bring comfort and understanding to the people you care for, makes it an honor to count myself as one of the many people you have touched throughout your career. You touch my heart and saved my life.

Today and awlays I thank God for having you in my life to do my heart surgery. Thanks so much for doing such a good job. I am doing well. Everyone is amazed how well I am doing.

My mother always keeps you in her prayers and she is very grateful for the wonderful care you provided her.

Thank you for caring for my husband so much. He trusted in you greatly. And thank you for easing my mind and answering all my questions and concerns during this crazy summer. I know you did you best in hist fight with cancer.

You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and lives you touch. That's why you deserve a heartful "thank you" and a wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you.

Fight Cancer:

Season's greeting to the world's greatest heart surgeon from his most grateful Austro-Hungarian-Moravian patient. I am in postop rehab at St. Agnes hospital. Also there is a young man whom you operated on, he is doing fine, also. We wish you long life, much happiness to you and yours, and continued success. On a scale of 1 to 10 you are certainly a 9.5!! (Always a little room ...).

We never know how deeply and act of kindness can touch a heart. Just wanted to let you know how very much your thoughtfulness was appreciated.

I want to thank you for the time you took to exlain my procedure and for your care during and after surgery. I would also like to extend thanks to your office staff who have been very pleasant and quick to respond to my questions.

Dr. Khwaja, I wanted to thank you for your compassion, kindness, and patience.

 I always think of you on Valentine's Day... You gave me a new life two years ago on February 13. You gave up a part of your Valentine's Day with your wife so I could live. What a gift you gave me!

We would all like to take the time to thank you for everything you have done. We know you didn't have to take us as patients and you didn't have to do the surgery as soon as you did, but we are sooo glad you did. Also, thank you for the follow up care. Thank you and all of your staff for always being so pleasant, kind and available. We are forever indebted to you!  

Thank you for what you did for me and my family. You gave me time. How many people can truly say that through their knowledge and skill, through their education and teaching, through their love, labor and devotion that they have been able to add one minute to someone's life. You are my hero Dr. Khwaja!

Words cannot express how grateful we are that Mom has such a caring and compassionate doctor. Thank you for all your time and care.

Much love for helping me to go on with my life. God bless you. In God's plan you were at the right place at the right time. Thank you very sincerely.

On behalf of the Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, I want to thank you for taking the time to be a presenter at our 2011 Fall Community Education lecture series. The comments on the lecture evaluations from this session were very positive, and the audience truly appreciated the information that you shared. Some of the comments were "Excellent speaker, very articulate." and "Very personable and great audience interaction." As your presentation was so well received, we hope we can call on you in the future. Your willingness to participate in the Community Education Series is truly appreciated. 

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful care you gave my husband and also the way you reassured me that everything would be alright. Your staff is also very friendly and helpful.

 You have a way of remembering the little things that matter most... Of bringing out the best in others with your warmth... Of really listening, and understanding, and letting people know you care how they feel... That's why you mean more than you know- On Father's Day and always.

 I want to thank you for saving his life and bringing him back to me. Bless you for being there on Feb 5th when he was brought to the hospital. You were wonderful and kind to both of us especially those days at the hospital.

On behalf of Mended Hearts, I would like to thank you for coming last night and speaking to us about women and heart disease. You did a terrific job and I, personally, learned a lot. It made me realize that I have some things to change so that I can have a longer and healthier life.

 After nearly five months I think often how my serious heart condition came potentially close to a devastating outcome. I have a renewed feeling of health and well-being due to the success of the surgery you performed. I am grateful every day for the skill and care you took with me. I should have written sooner, but since gratitude doesn't expire- know that I will be thankful every day. 

Just wanted to thank you for the outstanding care you've provided to our father. It's been a trying time for all of us and interacting with Doctors like you have made this difficult time much easier to deal with. We also want to thank your staff for their efforts.  When coming to an appointment at your office they are always friendly, caring and professional.  Anytime we've called and asked them to follow up with another doctor or hospital regarding an appointment, they are expeditious and glad to assist.  We have obviously been to a number of Doctors, especially in the past year, but none provide the overall service and care as you and your staff have. So please accept our heartfelt thanks.

 I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you've done for my mom! We have appreciated you both for your surgical skills and for your wonderful beside manner. My mom has really enjoyed your visits since her surgery and seeing and talking with you just puts us all more at ease about the situation we find ourselves in.

 I deeply appreciate the "gift of healing" you gave me and my family.  I thank you for your caring manner and skillful hands. 

 Thank you for saving my life!

 Thank you for your approachable ways- you are wonderful to work with.  Thank you for being so receptive to staff questions.

 It has been 4 years since you saved my life.  To this day I can't find the words to express how grateful I am to you.  You are in my prayers daily.  May God continue to use you to heal, comfort, and save lives.

We are so fortunate to have you in our lives.  You are such a great surgeon...and your kindness has supported us through these difficult days.

 I wanted to write you a quick note to say thanks again for taking the time to lecture to my students.  It was a wonderful lecture. I learned along with my students. They loved it! I know how busy you are with work and family and that is why it meant so much to me that you took the time to talk with my nursing students.

 Thank you Dr. Khwaja for helping me in my time of need. You are truly a great person and gifted doctor...you touched my heart and saved my life.

This is just one small way for me to say THANK-YOU for your skilled hands and compassionate heart! When a family is going through time of uncertainty and fear it is very soothing to have a surgeon who walks through the procedure with reassurance and strength in his knowledge.  We are forever grateful for his life and you bringing him through with flying colors!

Thank you so very much to taking care of my husband during and after surgery.  Your excellent care is greatly appreciated.  You are number 1 on our list of professionals.

Some impart wisdom or comfort and care. Some point out the path and some take you there.  Some warm the heart with a human touch.  You have all these gifts...Thank you so much! We are forever grateful!

Although you were not able to perform the surgery on my sister, we are very grateful and humbled that you tried.  We appreciate all that you did and all that you attempted to do to save her life. With there being no way to thank you enough, the only thing that we can do is pass on in our lives the generosity that you have shown us to others that may need help.  Your kindness and compassion will always be remembered by our family.

It has been 3 years today since you saved my life. 3 years ago you did a triple bypass on me at Fresno Heart Hospital.  3 years and I still don't have the words to tell you how thankful I am.  Thankful that you were there for me, that you were able to use your knowledge and skill that the Good Lord has blessed you with to save me.  May God continue to bless and use you to help others.

Thanks for all your care during my ICU stay! Thank you so much for your expertise and kindness.  I so appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.

When I'm counting all my blessings, there's one thing I always do- I stop and say "Thank you, Lord!" for a very special you. For you're someone who'll forever be a dear and precious part of the warm and treasured memories I hold within my heart.  God has given you a wonderful gift and talent.

Thank you just isn't enough to describe our appreciation for all that you did for our loved one.  We extremely appreciate your hard work, care, and dedication to your career.  We were lucky enough to have such a wonderful doctor!

Thank you doctor for all you did for our mom.  You gave us a second chance with her.

Words are inadequate to express our thanks to you.  We were truly humbled by your time dedication to my case even during your time off. Of course, your skill in surgery kept me alive! We are grateful to God for bringing you into our lives to make me healthy.

Thank you for all of your wonderful work and care after surgery.  I am feeling great and I am getting stronger every day!

Our team here at Horizon Health & Subacute Center would like to extend our sincerest Congratulations for your recognition in this month's issue of the Fresno Magazine, Fresno's Best Doctors.  We have the privilege of providing your patients with nursing and rehabilitation after care.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with you and serving your patients with the most excellent level of care.

Your help was appreciated very much. You certainly have a special touch!

So many thanks to you for all that you have done for me!