This past weekend I attended the special family weekend at Hilltop's Life Adjustment Program, a residential treatment facility for survivors of traumatic brain injuries in Grand Junction, Colorado. The staff went over the top in preparing for the event for the residents and their families: barbecues and brunches, activities for kids, and a band and dancing under the stars on Saturday evening. Our dear Barbara, a true music lover, managed to climb out of her wheelchair with the help of a few family members and dance a bit herself.
The dedication of the beloved staff was inspiring. It made me think of how some professions benefit from astonishing salaries - say, bankers and hedge funders, or attorneys winning major cases - while scores of professionals across the country do the most important work of all but don't reap a similar financial benefit. What's interesting is that many professionals in the helping professions aren't so money-motivated and actually feel motivated by a tremendous sense of purpose: helping others. Hats off to the devoted men and women who care for these deserving survivors!