"If it were not for ____...I would never have been afforded the chances I have recently been able to capitalize on."

Hey ____,

I would like to thank you very much for all your assistance in the past!  I was charged a long while ago with possession of drugs and, with the support of my family and legal representative, was granted the ability to pursue my passion in academics and have now achieved a BA with Honours.  If it were not for ____ and my family I would never have been afforded the chances I have recently been able to capitalize on.  I have maintained a Dean's List standing for three consecutive years while I fast-tracked through my four year BA and am currently applying to graduate schools all across Canada!  With regard to the legal aspects and conditions of my situation in the past, there is no way I would have been able to pursue university level academics inside a prison; therefore, I am forever in great debt to _______ for all his help, and his answering each and every question I had throughout the court proceedings.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration ____!

E.S.K.