ABR Team Member

Aaron Fitzsimmons – CP, OT


Aaron’s passion for helping people began with Camp Easter Seals organization during his undergraduate college experience. Aaron would spend 9 weeks each summer at a residential camp caring for children and adults with various disabilities including, CP, Spina Bifida, Autism, MR, TBI, MVA, MD, Downs Syndrome, and various other congenital disorders.

The reward of helping others continued early on in a career as an Occupational Therapist (OT) but something was missing. Aaron paid for OT school by doing construction work and early in his career he realized he missed this “building” aspect of work. Aaron then met Ronney Snell. Ronney was the president of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, AOPA, and had a private practice in Memphis, TN. Aaron began volunteering and working a second job with Ronney as a prosthetic technician.

Aaron realized quickly that prosthetics was the combination of helping others and building things he was looking for in order to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Aaron went back to graduate school for prosthetics in Connecticut and went back to work with Ronney to complete his residency and work with Ronney for a few years. Aaron contributes much of his knowledge base and focus to the great example that Ronney Snell set for him and hopes to make a difference in the field of prosthetics to somehow honor Ronney Snell.