Thad is a hardcore gamer born with no fingers on his right hand. His family calls his right arm his “Lucky fin.” Using his lucky fin, he enjoys a large variety of games such as Minecraft, Halo, Destiny, Overwatch, Roblox,
Milan is a huge fan of gaming, and his Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) made it hard to enjoy his favorite passion. The main issue he was having was that standard controllers easily fatigued his hands the longer he played.
Jessica is from Mascoutah, Illinois. She had been gaming for years on standard controllers, often playing the Sims. She endured a complete C4 spinal Cord injury which changed her world and her ability to game.
Roland is from Kansas City, MO. He suffered a spinal cord injury and a stroke which impacted his life and his ability to game. Ability KC, one of AbleGamers partners, connected Roland to our program.
Michael is from Kansas City, MO. He has been gaming since he was eight years old and was forced to stop after he endured a Traumatic Brain Injury which impacted his life and his ability to game.
Karina B is from St. Catharines, a city in Ontario, Canada. She had to undergo a mandatory surgery that was a matter of life and death. The surgery put her into a coma for four
Nathalie sustained a spinal cord injury when a large branch fell on her. She was taken to Mount Sinai, one of AbleGamers partners, for care. After treatment, she was transitioned back home and connected with us.
Dylan is a 25-year-old from Middleton, Indiana. He was a non-emergent EMT and on his way to work one day, he was struck by a tractor-trailer who fled the scene of the accident. Dylan’s Honda Civic.
Dillon S is a 26-year-old from Cincinatti, Ohio. He was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects his ability to do one of his favorite things, gaming. Dillon loves Pokémon games but gets easily frustrated when playing the Nintendo Switch
Summer. It’s a time for splashing in the pool, family vacations, and a well-deserved break from school. But it’s also a time when kids might miss their school friends.