(KUTV) Overcoming disabilities is tough enough, but many Utahns are unable to afford the basic equipment that could help them get up and out of their homes.
This week, 2News met a husband and wife who honor their son by paying it forward and helping others overcome obstacles
In an industrial warehouse in Murray, the couple created Ability Found.
Ability Found refurbishes medical equipment for people with disabilities.
Dr. Ernest Robison and his wife Anneke created Ability found 13-years-ago. They were inspired by their son, Matthew, who was born with sever brain damage and often needed equipment by Ability Found.
Years after Matthew's passing, they continue to help others.
They receive about a dozen calls a week from people who can’t afford the equipment or insurance co-pay.
They’ve teamed up with physical therapist Michael Workman to help disabled patients find a new freedom.
They say they helped about 360 people directly.
While most of the equipment at Ability Found is donated, it often must be fixed before finding a new home.
Many times they refurbish the equipment.
So, to pay it forward to Ability Found, Suzanne Oliver of Mountain America Credit Union gave the Robisons $500 in cash.
Doctor Robison tells 2News for every $1 donated, they give out $3.50 worth of equipment.
Ability Found always needs equipment and some extra money to fix it up.
For more information about Ability Found, click here
Also, click on our “pay it forward” link to nominate someone you know who is doing great things in the community.
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