May 18th, 2017

Rockville Grand Opening


Rockville, MD — Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., specializing in providing artificial limbs and braces, had its Rockville, MD Patient Care Center Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, May 4.

 “We are thrilled to begin offering our patients in and around Rockville the convenience and specialized services and care that they deserve,” said Jeff Brandt, founder and chief executive officer of Ability.

The new location in Rockville is now one of ten locations that expand across Maryland, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Each location is designed to provide care to meet the needs of those who require prosthetic or orthotic services. Patients in Rockville will now have access to these services and, for some, a chance to get their life back.”I had black stumps and couldn’t turn over in bed because my feet were gone,” said Sherron Couldren, retired Montgomery County elementary school teacher and Ability patient.

About a year ago, Couldren developed a deadly blood infection called septicemia that nearly killed her. When she awoke in the hospital she was alive, but had lost all of her limbs and parts of her face and tongue. Thanks to Ability, Couldren is now receiving two bionic hands from Touch Bionics in Dayton, Ohio.

 “Time is very relevant,” said Couldren. “You never get it back. You have to keep pushing forward with the abilities that you have. You have to make a difference for the ones around you and the ones that you love.”

 The grand opening took place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, for an opportunity for guests to tour the office and meet the staff at the new Rockville location. Dignitaries that attended the event include Dr. Carol Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities for the State of Maryland, Ken Reichard, congressional staffer assistant to Senator Cardin and Kevin D. Mack, co-district director representing John Delany, House of Representatives, US 6th District of MD.

 “This event is a celebration for not only our grand opening in Rockville,” said Brandt, “but a celebration of the opportunities we can present the people of Rockville.”

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