The best part about the whole thing is the people who donated. They donated for 2 reasons.
a) They are personal friends of mine and believe in be. What could possibly make a soul feel better than that? My strapped for cash friends with their own dreams and trials carved out some change because they love me.
b)Some donors were strangers, which means people care about this kind of work. They want to see it done. It still strikes a chord, which validates and vindicates everything I'm trying to do with my life.
It's so hard no to use all caps and multiple exclamation marks. It is an all caps and exclamations kind of day.