West Texas Rehabilitation Center in San Angelo hosted their 24th Annual Dinner Show on October 20 and the show featured Grammy award winning vocal group Diamond Rio and honored a Ballinger native. But the headline story for the event this year, featured Ballinger native and veteran Chad McDuffee an amputee who is a patient at West Texas Rehab.

West Texas Rehabilitation Center in San Angelo hosted their 24th Annual Dinner Show on October 20 and the show featured Grammy award winning vocal group Diamond Rio and honored a Ballinger native.

But the headline story for the event this year, featured Ballinger native and veteran Chad McDuffee an amputee who is a patient at West Texas Rehab.
One of the evening's highlights is featuring a patient story from the Rehab.  Chad's was the headline story for the show, said Justin DeLoach, director of donor relations for WTRC.
"Chad is a patient at WTRC and is treated in the Orthotics & Prosthetics department.  Chad's story was shared via video during the evening and later was brought on stage to share his experience. 
Chad was joined by his therapist, Whitney Brandon, and received a standing ovation when he came on stage. 
"Stories like Chad's are what makes West Texas Rehab what it is today," DeLoach said. Chac and his wife Jaslyn, also met with Diamond Rio back stage during the event. McDuffee said it was the experience of a lifetime. "I grew up listening to Diamond Rio, in fact they are one of my all time favorite bands," McDuffee said. "They were just great and the show was awesome!"
The evening took place at the McNease Convention Center and hosted close to 600 guests.  The evening consisted of a cocktail hour, gourmet meal, and live entertainment from Diamond Rio. 
This is one of the largest fundraisers for West Texas Rehab, a private, non-profit organization which was founded in 1953 in Abilene, Texas and now has facilities in Abilene, San Angelo, and Ozona.     For more information on services at West Texas Rehab, call 325-223-6300 or visit WestTexasRehab.org