Butterfield is a Layton resident and has been working through AbilityOne as a custodian at Hill Air Force Base. He has also been able to attend college, graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in industrial education.
NISH is a nonprofit organization supporting the AbilityOne Program.
Through AbilityOne, Butterfield has been working at Hill Air Force Base since 2001. According to PARC, Butterfield’s medication can cause short-term memory loss, among other effects.
“Hard work and a positive attitude have helped Robert overcome challenges and experience success, showing others that small steps forward can lead to giant leaps of accomplishment,” said PARC CEO Robert Daniels.
Butterfield also spends time crafting goods with leather, wood and metal.