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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Hope can do a lot for a person. I've seen it change lives. Hope gives strength, often allowing a person to do things he could never have accomplished on his own.
Tom Andrew, owner of Ability Prosthetic Systems Inc. gives hope to people on a daily basis. Located in Salt Lake City, Ability Prosthetic Systems has been creating custom prosthetic devices for amputees for more than 10 years. Tom tells me they are a recognized industry leader in fitting the Utah Arm and C-Leg and are known for innovative solutions to complex problems.
Patients say Ability Prosthetic Systems' staff is remarkable in providing quality products, professional prosthetic consulting and specialized and custom prosthesis construction, fitting and support for all amputee levels.
I was interested to find out that Tom is an amputee. He tells me he was 19 and selling books door to door in Alabama when he lost his left leg due to a hit-and-run auto accident. Remarkably, Tom continued to sell books for four more summers after his leg was amputated. He says this job helped him cope with missing his leg by teaching him to have a positive attitude.
Tom studied physics in college and had a diverse academic background. He says he's always been a gadget man and decided to become a Certified Prosthetist after he came to work for the men who made his prosthetic leg.
Tom has been able to adapt quite well, though his patients are often surprised when they find out he is an amputee. He says the most rewarding part of his job is the opportunity he has to give people hope and improve their lives.
Tom believes that inside of everyone is an indomitable spirit, and with the right encouragement people can do amazing things. Tom and his staff at Ability Prosthetic Systems don't give up on people; they give hope.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.