Wayne Purdon has tried to dull his “nightmares” of the past and the crippling anxiety that comes with it using drugs and alcohol. It cost him his job and saw him squatting in Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged buildings or on the streets. But even when he found a house, his anxiety saw him staring at the walls where his nightmares of the past played out. But then he found he had a knack for music and enrolled in a course and it kept the nightmares off his walls.
The course was going well and then it all went wrong.
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