Today we had a meeting to set up an IEP for one of my most challenging students. The poor child has had a rough home life, bounced around from school to school from kindergarten on, has a lower IQ, and has mental health/emotional issues to top it off. He has never gotten the help he so desperately needed - until now. We got everything put in place for him to get extra academic help, and he is now seeing a therapist as well. He still has a lot to overcome, but at least he will be getting some help now. I certainly wasn't the only one who made this happen, but it felt good to be a part of it - knowing that maybe I had truly helped this one student, and made a difference in his life.