Videos - National Ability Center

I am a Volunteer: Tim Clark & Bill Engvall

Tim Clark and Comedian, Bill Engvall are an important part of keeping the National Ability Center ranch running 365 days a year.  As volunteers, they find satisfaction in knowing they are making an impact and creating opportunities for joy and success.

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I am Happiness: Thomas & Alex Abreu

Carlos and Alex Abreu have Cerebral Palsy. Through hippotherapy at the National Ability Center, his Abreu family has seem many improvements including confidence, better balance and the discovery of a source of joy and inspiration for the entire family.

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I am Purpose: Ginger Mercer

Ginger Mercer came to the National Ability Center with PTSD and depression and social anxiety. But, through interaction with our horses in the Equine Assisted Learning program, she feels lighter and has found purpose.

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I am Freedom: Melinda Crandall

Melinda Crandall rediscovered freedom on the slopes with the National Ability Center after a series of unfortunate accidents changed her life. With her husband, Ben and the National Ability Center community by her side, Melinda is able to enjoy life here in the mountains of Utah.

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I am Joy: Junior Favenga

Junior Favenga is a graduate of the Marriot School of Management with a degree in Recreation Management. He recently completed a COACH internship at the National Ability Center and went skiing with our programs at Park City Mountain. Hear about how adaptive recreation brings him “joy and then some”…

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I am Resilience: Michael Jones

After returning from deployment, Michael Jones of the Pararescue Foundation joined the National Ability Center and the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Study for a Health and Wellness Retreat. Here is his story.

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I am National Ability Center

As a global leader in adaptive recreation, the National Ability Center provides more than a dozen adaptive recreational programs specifically designed for participants with varied abilities.

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A Message From our Board President

A message from National Ability Center Board President, Michael Kerby and his wife Michelle. Find out how you can help the National Ability Center share even more possibilities.

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I am National Ability Center: Ward & Perry Families

At the National Ability Center two families with similarly aged sons– one with high-functioning autism and the other with Muscular Dystrophy find possibilities, community and belonging.

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I am National Ability Center: 30 Years

Since its founding in 1985, the National Ability Center has touched countless lives. These are just a few stories from the past 30 years.    

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I am National Ability Center: Missy Cowley

Born with Spina Bifida, Missy Cowley has been skiing with the National Ability Center from a young age. She is unstoppable!

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