Melody Gardot is an American jazz singer, writer and musician in Philadelphia. At the age of 18 she had an accident while driving the bike. Because of these severe injuries she was confined to her hospital bed for a year and had to remain lying on her back. As a further consequence of her injuries she had to re-learn simple tasks such as brushing her teeth and walking. The most noticeable effect of the neural injuries she suffered is that she was left hyper-sensitive to both light and sound, therefore requiring her to wear dark sunglasses at nearly all times to shield her eyes. The accident also resulted in both long and short term memory problems and difficulty with her sense of time. Gardot has described coping with this as like "climbing Mount Everest every day" as she often wakes with no memory of what she has to do that day.
After her accident Gardot began writing music and since then often speaks and advocates in favour of using music for therapy. This is one of her songs that I fell in love with immediately.