Hello! My name is Emily Gottlieb, but here I go by my Thai name, Luuk Mii, which means little bear. I am from Chicago, Illinois and am currently studying in Chiang Mai at Payap University. I have been volunteering at the Healing Family Foundation for almost three months now, and have completely fallen in love with every aspect of the organization. At the foundation I help to facilitate visual art, dance, and sometimes English language activities with the artists. I have promoted the organization at Payap by selling Healing Family products to fellow students, as well as in the United States by writing letters to family and friends telling them about the organization and asking for small donations in exchange for a hand-made product. The Healing Family Foundation is so unique because it harmoniously blends together people with a variety of disabilities. It allows the members to have a job that is artistically stimulating, and also provides a space where they can develop real friendships and engage in many kinds of creative activities. Every one is so happy to be there, and the amount of love the members have for one another can be felt the moment you walk in. It is truly a family, and I feel blessed to be a part of it for the time I am here.