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Apr 26, 2017

Butterflies of Wisdom is a podcast where we want to share your story. We want to share your knowledge if you have a small business if you are an author or a Doctor, or whatever you are. With a disability or not, we want to share your story to inspire others. To learn more about Butterflies of Wisdom visit Be sure to FOLLOW this program To find out more about Challenge Aspen go to To see how Win walk and about Ekso go to or email Amanda Boxtel at   On Butterflies of Wisdom today, Best-Selling Author, Win C welcomes Jon Dekar. Jon, co-founder of DESīN, is the inventor, designer and lead developer of Obi™, a revolutionary assistive dining device, and the company’s first product. Jon is the visionary and driving force behind the creation of Obi and the establishment of the consumer robotics company DESīN. Jon initially developed the idea for Obi while working in nursing homes as a teenager and watching his maternal grandfather, Carl struggle with eating due to a degenerative disease. It was then Jon became determined to create an elegant, robotic solution for those who require assistance when eating. Jon created his first prototype device in 2006, while a college first-year student, to provide dining assistance to a local six-year-old girl named Hope. Following a ten year journey to fund the company, finish development, comply with regulation, establish manufacturing and distribution, Obi™ was finally introduced in July 2016. It is the first product of DESīN, the Michigan-based company Jon founded with his father, Tom Dekar, in 2010. Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is also an alumnus of Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Jon and his wife, Maria, have one son, Theodore. To learn more about Jon visit To learn more about Win Kelly Charles visit To follow Win on Twitter go to @winkellycharles. To follow Win on Instagram go to winkcharles. To follow Win on Snapchat go to Wcharles422. Please send feedback to Win by email her at, or go to and To be on the show, please fill out the intake at Butterflies of Wisdom sponsored by Kittr a new social media tool that is bringing about new ways of posting on Twitter. It's fun, full of free content you can use, helps you schedule at the best times, is easy to use, and it will help you get more followers. Visit Kittr at This is a 20% off code for The code will be XOBUTTERFLIES. If you would like to support Butterflies of Wisdom go to If you want to check out what Win’s friend, Dannidoll, is doing (a.k.a. Dannielle) go to To learn more about Danielle visit To learn about the magic of Siri go to If you want to donate Butterflies of Wisdom, please send a PayPal donation to or Please donate to Challenge Aspen or the Bridging Bionics Foundation. Please send a check in the mail so 100% goes to Bridging Bionics Foundation.   In the Memo section have people write: In honor of Win Charles. Please donate to the charity of your choice thank you in advance, Win.   Send to:   Challenge Aspen PO Box 6639 Snowmass Village, CO 81615 Or donate online at   Bridging Bionics Foundation PO Box 3767 Basalt, CO 81621