(From a 1968 issue of FaVe magazine) Leonard Nimoy responds to a letter from a mixed race girl from the point of view of Dr. Spock, giving beautiful advice on breaking away from the crowd and being true to oneself in the face of adversity. "realize the difference between popularity and true greatness. It has been said that 'popularity' is merely the crumbs of greatness." "(Spock) replaced the idea of wanting to be liked with the idea of becoming accomplished."
Dawn Garrigus of Statesboro, Georgia, is an 11-year-old with mitochondrial disease, a progressive chronic illness that causes physical, mental and developmental disabilities. She is also a devoted Star Trek fan.