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At ABLE, Inc. we have been blessed with many supporters of our mission, each with a different connection to us and a story to tell. Throughout the years, Dr. Dennis Wolf, has been one of those supporters to "...encircle people with care, kindness and hope" as one of our value statements reads.

Dr. Wolf has dedicated his life to the practice of medicine in rural North Dakota for nearly 60 years. He has served his community through giving of his time and charitable contributions in many ways, including supporting people with disabilities through ABLE, Inc., Special Olympics, Elks Camp Grassick and the Mayors Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities.

We are thrilled to share that he recently was recognized with the COPIC Humanitarian Award. This award is presented annually by COPIC, a mission-driven medical professional liability company. The recipient of the award receives a grant for $10,000 to be designated to a health-related organization of their choice. We are honored that Dr. Wolf has chosen ABLE, Inc. to receive this grant!

Our journey with Dr. Wolf began back in 1985 when our executive director, Mary Anderson, met with his clinic to inform them that people with disabilities were being deinstitutionalized and coming home to our community to live. They will need doctors she said. He stepped forward to provide services and has journeyed with us, impacting many, and supporting our mission ever since.

Today, we celebrate you, Dr. Wolf. We celebrate all your accomplishments: boards you've served on, the issues you've fought for, and your contributions to make our community a better place for many. Most of all, we celebrate the impact you've made on the health care, lives and hearts of people we support. We look forward to what we can accomplish together in the future.