I joined just so I could write this.
It has been a dearly-held dream to one day meet Sir Terry, so I could say this to him in person. I don't know if I'll ever get the chance, and I want him to know.
It is very likely that his books are the reason I'm alive today. When I was about 9 some stuff happened. I don't feel like talking about it in detail, but it sent me into depression, self harm and regular suicide attempts. A couple of years later, I discovered several of his books at a friends house. I started with Equal Rites and felt right again. When I read the books, I felt like me, I was happy. Over time, I pulled myself out of depression with the help of therapy and Discworld.
Terry helped me discover my sense of humour, the myself under the layers of self-hate, and my desire to write. I have a lot to thank him for, and sincerely hope this gets to him.
Does anyone know of an email address to gets to him, or to someone connected with him?