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August 18, 2023

A letter to Cadi's Shareholders,

I am writing to provide a brief yet meaningful update on recent developments and insights that have arisen from a personal challenge. Bad news, I have cancer. Good news, Very early detection, and I will survive.

Recently, I have been navigating a health issue with a positive and determined spirit. In June, a tumor was found in my left eye while getting glasses, primarily to see my golf ball better on the course. I have unique, different-colored eyes, and my brown eye developed melanoma. Since then, I have been dealing with a cancer diagnosis and several minor procedures. It hadn't slowed me down until August 1st when I began my radiation treatment. They sewed a radiation plaque to my eyeball for a week. Over the last two weeks, I have been recovering from the eye trauma. I have been mostly in denial, suffering from no symptoms and staying strong despite my eye troubles. While facing the diagnosis of Ocular Melanoma, I have discovered valuable lessons that I believe will resonate with our shared journey.

  1. Action Yields Reward: The early detection of my condition directly resulted from my commitment to self-improvement. By focusing on understanding my body's biology and longevity, I undertook various measures, from monitoring biomarkers to enhancing vision clarity. This reinforces the notion that proactive steps lead to meaningful outcomes.
  2. Character Forged in Adversity: Moments of adversity are where true character is honed. Throughout this process, I have maintained optimism and resolve, confident that this challenge will become another milestone in our collective growth. It serves as a reminder that our shared mission is fueled by unwavering determination.
  3. Embracing Life's Essence: Temporary loss of vision prompted a deeper appreciation for cognitive capabilities and the ability to engage with complex problem-solving. This period of recalibration underscored the value of seizing each opportunity for meaningful engagement, particularly when circumstances encourage a pause for reflection.

In the midst of this journey, I have not been idle. Even while recuperating, I've managed to facilitate a significant deal with the City of Seattle and contribute to the advancement of our strategic goals. Provide value in several ways from my desk here in Nashville. I have made decisions quickly and assisted in executing difficult challenges.

I have completed my treatment and recovering. The bad cells should be killed, and new cells should rejuvenate over the next 3-6 months. I feel strong, and my vision is healing slowly but surely. I extend my gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support and positive energy. As we move forward, I am excited to continue championing our collective vision, leveraging the strength of our shared purpose to elevate Cadi to new heights.

With sincere appreciation,

Tyler Gottstein

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