Life is always throwing us curve balls, and sometimes they leave you completely out of ideas as to how to deal with them. This happened to a man named Erine Gray when he was 17.
His mom contracted encephalitis, a brain infection, and after emerging from a coma her memory was gone. When Gray's mom got out of the hospital, he and his dad and sister struggled to take care of her, and they had no idea where to turn for help.
Gray went to college and got a degree in economics, and after college he moved his mom, now suffering from dementia, into his house. He wanted to find a nursing home for her, but that proved more difficult than he'd thought. Once he realized there was a problem, he went looking for a solution.
He went to grad school and got a masters degree in public policy. Then he went to work figuring out how to improve the way people discover programs they need, like food stamps and Medicaid and the like, and get people in need connected to them. After a stint as a contractor for the state of Texas, he decided to widen his scope.