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6 in Motion Volume 21, Issue 5 September/October 2011

Amputee Coalition’s peer visitor program to Canada in 2005, and helped found the Amputee Coalition of Canada in 2008.

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Tom King is a freelance writer based in Knoxville, Ten-nessee. He spent 34 years in newspapering, starting as a sportswriter inMacon, Georgia, in 1969 and in his last 16 years he was the editor-in-chief of two Scripps Howard daily newspapers, in El Paso, Texas (1987-1996), and Red-ding, California (1996-2003). He can be reached by phone at 865/659-3562 or at

David McGill has been an above-knee amputee since 1996, when he was struck by a car while acting as a Good Samaritan. In 2006, he joined Össur Ameri-cas, a manufacturer of noninvasive orthopedic de-vices, where he is the vice president of legal affairs. McGill previously co-founded a prosthetics company where he specialized in insurance appeals for high-end prosthetic technologies. Before that, he worked at law frms representing insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors in litigations across the country. McGill has been a member of the Amputee Coalition Board since 2003, and served as chair of the board from 2004-2009. McGill is married with three children. His hobbies are karate, reading and chasing his kids.

Carole St.-Jean , CP(c), is a prosthetist at the Institut de Réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de- Montréal, in Montréal, Québec.

Kortney Wesley is a veteran in the PR arena, often writing for publications in her hometown, Jacksonville, Florida. Wesley started her career in broadcast journal-ism as a producer. She later spent several years as a spokesperson for the City of Jacksonville. She has also hosted two television shows, Jax Now and Going to the Chapel. As a co-founder of First Strike PR, she has helped her clients gain national media exposure in outlets such as CNN, FOX News, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Today, she is public relations director for the Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation. Wesley holds a BS degree in broadcast journalism from Florida A&MUniversity.

Michael Amsel has been a reporter at Asbury Park Press in New Jersey for 37 years, focusing on health, education and current events. He won an award from the New Jersey Press Association for a series on Alzheimer’s disease.

Elizabeth Bokf is a freelancer living in Ontario, Canada. She spends time between articles writing music and gigging with a rock and roll band. If there’s time left over after all that, you’ll fnd her wandering the roads on her adaptive motorcycle with sidecar.

Marijke Brick

Carolyn Cosmos is a freelance writer who’s con-tributed to inMotion since 2008. Winner of a national feature-writing award, she covers medicine, education and arts for TheWashington Diplomat: The International Newspaper. She’s written fve books in those three felds and more than 1,000 articles. An ex-anthropologist, Carolyn has worked as a legal reporter, a photographer and a college writing instructor. A longtime resident of Washington, D.C., she moved to Colorado in 2009 to be closer to her two daughters and their families. She enjoys gardening and volunteers with programs for people in prison or living on the streets.

Amy Di Leo , a journalist for more than 20 years, began her career as a television news producer and writer in metro New York. In 2009, she founded AimHi Public Relations (, a unique, boutique PR frm serving businesses and individuals nationwide. Di Leo specializes in documentary-style video production and all types of writing. She volunteers her time and expertise for several causes, including Camp Hope, for combat-wounded soldiers ( Contact her at

Cheryl Douglass

Natalie Fish , BSc (PT), is quality coordinator at the Institut de Réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal, inMontréal, Québec. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in physiotherapy and is currently completing aMaster’s degree in organizational development with the Université Laval. She has been involved with the rehabilitation of amputees for over 25 years and was a founding member of the Association Québecoise des Intervenants auprès des Personnes Amputées (AQIPA) in 1995. Natalie brought the

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