This is a letter written by Rich Jackson the his niece Sally Jackson in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide
My dear Sally,
It breaks my heart to write you
this note, but I have no one else
to turn to. I know how well you’ve
been doing at high school and how
hard you’ve worked to get to
college. But not their is
nothing more the doctors can do to
help me and my health insurance
has run out. You’re my last hope...
could you take a semester or two
off to look after your poor old
uncle till he finally departs this world?