People come in and ask, “So where am I?” And you tell them what’s what. And then you talk more, and get to know one another’s joys and ideals and worries. And then they pause, and say sorry, ask if it’s okay to put their hand on your shoulder and they begin to cry, telling you how scared and worried they are for their family in Turkey. You hug and they thank you for that moment of release and you say, “I’ve been there too.”

That’s one out of many reasons why Beyond Repair wants to be here.