On Friday January 11 2019, Barilyn Irving Sopel from Canada left the following message for Darrell Kaga:
"I hope you are the Darrell Kaga who I knew. I was reflecting on the past and thought of you. Just wanted to say I'm sorry. I know that isn't nearly enough of an apology. I know I treated you abominably. My only excuse can be that I had such a low opinion of myself that I couldn't see why anyone could like me. If they did, then there must be something wrong with them. Then I would panic and run. Growing up in Barnwell was rough. From Grade 3 on I was bullied and ostracized and I figured there must be something wrong with me. I couldn't let anyone get close because then they would see the real me, the one that was defective, the one that was unloveable. I deeply regret what I did to you. Again, I'm sorry. Barilyn Irving Sopel"