So good to hear that you ARE moving forward. Sounds like you have a gift for working with hurting people. I'm a nurse and I work with quadraplegics. One of them, Paul is just 21, unable to move or speak, is blind, breathes thru to tube in his neck and is fed thru a tube in his side. Yet he smiles all the time. Used to piss me off, like "what do you have to smile about?" (I'm a cynical SOB) Now I get it: If he can smile, so can I....at least sometimes. As much as my life sucks, it could be worse, and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to help someone like Paul.
Keep us posted on your work. You rock.
"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "Joni Mitchell