This is a very inspiring article, about a very inspiring person! Irene has touched hundreds of people's lives in everything she does! I first met Irene at an exhibit at the Burning Bush Gallery. Her passion and energy for helping others is overwhelming! The hope she provides others by sharing her life story, working with Awakenings Project, and helping others has made a difference in so many people's lives! The world has need of more people like Irene!