It's been a long time since, but I used to make nontheatrical films, one of which was a fundriser film for a Christian home for kids and adults with severe downs and other developmental issues. I thought it would be hard to be around them, but it turned out to be one of the happiest things I've ever done. Those kids were all about love and affection, and they were incredibly curious about my cameras and lights.
Yes I understand how hard it is. I've had a lot of folks tell me I should quite making these items for kids since they said it is so depressing. It is difficult at times, but I know it is for the good of the kids. One dad told me his daughter was 17 years old, but had the mind of one year old. He said she has had more surgeries than most adults, but the basket with the stuffed animal helped to brighten her bedroom.
I recently was asked for a funeral urn for a 14 month old. She had spent her entire life in the hospital. Also recently made a memory box for a mother that lost her baby. I heard that her entire life just fell apart after that. She was unable to function. Maybe the memory box will help her.
I made a tea box for lady that she said was molested by her dad when she was 12 hears old. When she had kids, her dad molested her 12 year old daughter, and her 4-year old niece. Her mom and dad said all of the girls were lying. I have known the family all my life.
I just do what I can and keep going.
Malcolm / Kentucky USA