United Ability and its friends spent the evening celebrating the extraordinary service of Dr. Mark Cohen to United Ability, formerly UCP of Greater Birmingham at their annual Journey of Hope presented by Medical Properties Trust, Inc. at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Dr. Cohen was United Ability’s first medical director where he and his wife Lynne have faithfully served for over 41 years. Journey of Hope is a unique theatre-style event, and the proceeds support the advancement of medicine, technology, and therapies for people living with disabilities. In addition to honoring Dr. Cohen, this special evening featured an inspirational performance by Mandy Harvey, a deaf singer-songwriter who was a 2017 finalist on America’s Got Talent. The large crowd was led on their journey by the co-emcees, the Awesome Mary White and Dr. Michael Saag.