In "Living the Dream" my dreams did come to life, as did those of all the others who participated.

In “Living the Dream” my dreams did come to life, as did those of all the others who participated.

By Derek Mortland

G’day mates! How ya goin’? First, let’s dispel a myth and answer a question that may be burning in some readers’ minds: The water does not go down the drain the opposite direction south of the equator. OK? So what am I doing down in Aussie land besides looking for myths to shatter? Well, the most direct answer is, I’m a musician who recently performed at an international music festival for people with disabilities in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. But before I tell you about that, you need to know some background.

I was injured in a motorcycle racing accident on June 14, 1997. I knew that the likelihood of my walking again was minimal, but with a T9 injury I saw no