Location: Columbia, Maryland United States
Inspired by: My brother, who is two years younger than I, was diagnosed with autism when he was 8 months old. For the next 20 years I watched as he struggled to live a normal life. How a blissful walk would turn into complete agony at the mere sight of a trigger. His pain and lack of a childhood motivated me to find a solution to this problem, in order for him to become a contributory member of society. My brother is the inspiration for the creation of gaia.