Ken’s story in song

Ability Links participant Ken Grunsell

Ken had lost one of his arms in a motorcycle accident 25 years ago. Since recovering he has written over 300 songs but had never known anyone to put music with the songs.

The Linker made contact with the music community and found Michael who offered to record Ken’s music using iPhone. Ken has trouble working technology so the Linker supported him to record his songs and send them to Michael. In his spare time, Michael records different versions of the music for Ken’s feedback.

Ken had also been unable to find work since his accident, and his Linker put him in contact with Glen Industries where he secured a position in the woodwork workshop.  Glen Industries have since added a foot pedal to a saw in the workshop and his hours have increased.

Ken says his life has changed because of the new opportunities made available to him through working with his Linker