Wauwatosa man's dream 'Ability Center' could have $15 million annual impact, study finds

Wauwatosa resident Damian Buchman knows he is a medical anomaly, having twice survived bone cancer in his legs as a young teenager. That's why he's dedicated his career to helping other people with disabilities lead healthier lives.

"The fact that I'm standing on my own two feet is part of my blessing," Buchman said. "This is part of my service for surviving."

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Mission Possible

Every day for the last four years I have given 100% of myself to this project. Every day I believe 100% in my heart, mind and soul that The Ability Center is a vision that I am blessed to to deliver in this time. Every day I believe people with, and impacted by, disABILITIES are worth more than society provides them. Every day for four years I have sacrificed wages, wants, desires and sometimes even needs to insure The Ability Center is realized for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people impacted by disABILITY. I sacrifice. My wife continuously sacrifices.

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Let's Make Exercise Easy!

There are few places in the world that are what The Ability Center will be. I can speak from personal experience how difficult and expensive it can be to find a place to exercise, train, and compete when you use a wheelchair. 

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The Paralympic Dream

The 2012 Paralympics have kicked off this week and although coverage on TV in the U.S. is disappointingly sparse, it’s possible to catch some of the action online.

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