We Skyped with Damian today. He has not had any suicidal ideation or attempts since he began at Devereux. Nor has he had to be restrained or secluded due to violence. He reached level 2 out of 4 levels this week. Yet it is still so surreal to see him happy and smiley in his little prison. There is a level of acceptance he has that is simply terrifying to me. I fear when we open the gates to set him free, Damian may always still long for the superficial attachments and clear cut black & white of a restricted life. I can only continue to hope and pray that I am wrong and one day he will want and fight for his freedom. Because no matter how long or how often, we will be right here at those gates waiting for him to step through.