1234 Main Court
Santa Cruz • CA, 95060
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Dear John Harrison,
I apologize as I will not be able to host the dinner and am withdrawing the invitation. Alan has been admitted to the hospital due to ill health. He has had a mild stroke and the doctors are not sure until the results return. We both were very excited to meeting you but I am sure you understand our problem.
In the future, we can arrange many dinners again.