If you ask Anthony Koistinen about his life, you can tell he thinks outside the box. The fact that he was born with cerebral palsy doesn’t seem to keep him from pursuing his wide variety of interests with relentless curiosity.
For 13 years Anthony raised and trained riding ponies. He’s owned a small bookstore and helped run a used-car dealership. Anthony has also repaired cars, rebuilt computers, flown a fixed-wing plane, and found a way to roast his own coffee beans in a popcorn popper.
Nowadays, Anthony works as an interviewer at a research and analytics firm in Texas. His ability to be innovative and entrepreneurial has led him to think beyond his limits.
“Nothing is easy when disability happens,” Anthony said, “but I always focus on the positives in life.”
Anthony sees ABLEnow as a positive. He opened an account in 2016, which allows him to save resources and plan for what’s next.
“ABLEnow facilitates a way for me to achieve goals that were not possible in the past,” he shared.
One of the goals Anthony has in mind is buying a piece of land for his mobile home – a qualified disability expense that would improve his independence and quality of life.
Goals that used to seem impossible or far-off in the future have become more achievable thanks to the ABLE Act and new ABLE accounts. With his positive outlook on life and the option to save with ABLEnow, Anthony is much closer to the future he envisions.
ABLEnow is proud to highlight customers and share how ABLE accounts help them dream, save and achieve. Complete the Ambassador Application today to tell us how ABLEnow is making an impact in your life. Ambassadors who are selected to share their story will receive a $100 contribution to their account.
Anthony Koistinen is a compensated ambassador for the ABLEnow program. His experience as an account owner may not be representative of other account owners.