"I'm fortunate beyond my ability to describe because I've had a few friends who have stuck by my side since almost the beginning.
Three devoted characters from the west coast came into my life years ago, and have been a constant source of support ever since. Kathy, Grove and Burk. Collectively they are "the K.G.B." These people have gone above and beyond the call of duty to do everything they can to help. They've invested countless hours of their own time to spreading the word about this case. They never miss a court hearing and never forget a birthday. Through their unwavering belief and devotion many others have come to hear about and join the crusade. There are now more names than I can mention, and I could write a "Thank you" book consisting of nothing but names of people who have went out of their way to help. Kathy, Grove and Burk, along with the assistance of a fourth California angel named Lisa have donated their time and energy to maintaining a tremendous Web site on which the general public can now read every scrap of information that exists about the case. Seeing that justice is doen has become the focus of their existence, but they also do what they can to make my life a little easier. They encourage people to write, just so I know I've not been forgotten. Another friend, Jene, maintains a "wish list" of books on the site, which hundreds of people have sent to me. Things have come a long way since the trial. I no longer feel like the most reviled creature on earth. Some days I can now make myself believe that the entire world doesn't view me as a stain on the underwear of society. When the filmmakers released a second documentary things picked up even ore. My records so far has been receiving 188 letters in a single day. Once you know what it means to be hated the way I have been, it teaches you to appreciate those tokens of love even more."
-- Damien Echols, ALMOST HOME, 2005