Dear friends and Colleagues of ChemSpec, As most of you already know, my personal family and my ChemSpec family are very much intertwined in many ways. Over the past 29 years of being in the rubber industry, I have developed many friendships, and many that are just beginning, which I already cherish deeply. For this reason, my wife, Kris, and I are reaching-out to you on a very personal matter. On July 8th, my son-in-law, Chris Wagner, who has been working with our team for the past one and a half years, will undergo a liver transplant at Cleveland Clinic, and my daughter, Mollie, will be the live-donor. This is certainly a blessing, but it also creates much anxiety for the family concerning the many potential health risks for both Mollie and Chris. Over the last 11 years, Chris has battled a liver disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (“PSC”); a rather rare autoimmune disease that slowly attacks the bile ducts inside and outside the liver. In patients with PSC, the bile ducts become blocked due to inflammation, which causes lots of scarring, then cirrhosis, and finally, liver failure.