"When one of us falls, we pick him back up, dust him off and put him back on top again."
Getting back on top for Dingman, he said, would be recording again, or at least writing songs for another musician. A sample of the music he played at the vet house on March 27 is available at www.spotlightnews.com, and he is playing at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks lodge on Friday, June 5.
"I offered my time there because they've been so good to us," Dingman said. "The vet house eats there probably two or three times a month."
Dingman said the time he's spent at the RPC has been invaluable for him and for all of those who have walked through its doors. "It's made a difference in all of our lives, really. It gets us to try and get ourselves back into society as productive individuals," he said. "I couldn't be in a better place. This is where God has put me."
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