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September 30th, 2010

Wyzhir’s Story

To All:

I would like to take this opportunity to share some wonderful news with you.

On Friday, December 9th 8/7c on ABC-TV, one of Ability’s patients, Wyzhir Johnson, is going to star on the ABC Show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Wyzhir is a terrific young man who lost his left hand while working on a home improvement project.  Though this loss posed many challenges for the 16 year old Wyzhir, he adjusted in part by focusing on ways to help others, particularly those with missing limbs.  Because Wyzhir understands how important it is for amputees to have access to prosthetic devices, he created Wyzhir’s Dream Fund, a charity that provides funding for artificial limbs to people who need them.

When the producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” learned of Wyzhir’s story, they decided to build a home that is both beautiful and more functional for him and his family.  Additionally, featuring Wyzhir and his new hand raises awareness of the availability and benefits of high-technology prosthetic and orthotic devices, as well as the importance of tailoring artificial limbs to meet patients’ needs regarding both fit and function.

We at Ability are proud to have played a role in Wyzhir’s recovery.  We congratulate him on his upcoming television appearance and on the continued success of his charity.

For more information on this story or to make a donation to Wyzhir’s Dream Fund, please visit our website www.AbilityPO.com for details.  The Dream Fund is administered by the John Quinton Foundation.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey M. Brandt, COO, CPO
Chief Operating Officer and President

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