proud to offer this cookbook in hopes of bringing a greater amount
of tofu into your diets and into your lives. We would like to thank
you for purchasing this cookbook and hope it will help you develop
a greater understanding of how to use this very special food.
cookbook is dedicated to my brother Alan Stein who died July 24th, 2000
from a fungal infection he got from complications with Leukemia. He
was not alone when he died and was actually in my arms. Alan had many
of his friends around him also.
61 days at UCSF Long Hospital in San Francisco waiting for his white
blood cells to come back after treatment for AML Leukemia. They never
did. He recovered from several infections he acquired during his stay
at the hospital and we thought he was on his way to recovery. He was
up eating a Popsicle one morning when I got to the hospital and smiling.
He had finally started eating solid food and his white cells went
up slightly. I was very encouraged by this good news.
days later he died from Aspergilious Fungal infection in his brain.
I miss my brother so very much because in the two months I spent in
the hospital with him, taking care of him, my heart was able to merge
with his heart. We became the brothers we should have been our entire
wanted to do something special to keep him alive in the hearts of all
those who were fortunate enough to know my brother and to those who
never did. But first let me tell you a little about what he has done
and how he affected those he touched with his heart and soul.
was a gymnast through and through. He competed in High school and was
the top gymnast in the county. He went on to get a degree in Psychology
from Long Beach State. He started teaching women's gymnastics during
college and continued with this the remainder of his life. He worked
as head coach at many of the top training schools in the country and
finally started his own business and club in the East Bay of San Francisco.
His gym, when he passed away, had over 800 students mostly young girls
since become acquainted with many of the families and students of
Alan's gym and have come to understand many things I never knew about
my brother. Alan has touched so many hearts and lives of these very
young adults and made enormous differences in their lives.
these young girls were going in the wrong direction, that is, becoming
troubled young girls and difficult for the parents to control. Enrolled
in my Brother's gym they changed, becoming great kids and excellent
was one of those too good to believe type of people. Never lied, never
cheated anyone, never swore and always gave everything to the students
who surrounded him. These children loved my brother so very deeply
because he cared about them and their lives. They knew and understood
how open my brother's heart was. They wanted to become good gymnasts
and good citizens because of my brother's influence. He always made
them maintain excellent grades in school or he would not let them
compete. He tutored them when they needed it and provided the discipline
when this was needed. Alan provided a means for these young little
girls to grow up and become young women and in the best standing in
my brother's dreams was to provide scholarships for those students
wanting to go on to college and who maintained their grades well enough
to enter college. This dream of Alan's was never seen by him and I
want to be able to give it to my brother now.
established a charitable foundation in my brothers name for the purpose
of offering scholarships to these young girls to help their financial
needs while in college that come from his club. The rules and guidelines
for obtaining these scholarships have not yet been created, but soon
will be. The name of this fund is The Alan Stein Memorial Fund. All
donations are tax deductible. The principle can not be touched and
only the profits from the invested funds can be used for the purpose
of scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded on a yearly basis.
the Scholarships will allow a few children from needy families that
would otherwise not be able to send their children to clubs like my
brothers the ability to learn at his gym. All profits from the sale
of this cookbook will be donated to the Alan Stein Memorial Fund.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution no matter
how small please send it to address below. A list of donators will
be posted in the gym. For the corporations wanting to send a donation
but need a tax identification number please write the East Bay Community
Foundation to obtain this number.
you for helping my brother obtain his dream and supporting these efforts.
We would like to thank all those who donated and contributed to this
cookbook. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Gary C.
Stein Please make checks payable to:
Stein Memorial Fund / EBCF
Bay Community Foundation
501 Wickson Avenue
Oakland, California 94610