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contributors Coming up in the September/October issue of inMotion: Healthcare Kevin Messner was born in Guangzhou, China. At age 4 he was adopted and now lives in Arizona. Due to a congenital birth defect, he had a right knee disarticulation soon after his arrival. A high school freshman and member of the National Junior Honor Society, he also enjoys snowboarding, track and long-distance running. David McIntyre, MD, is a family practice physician. He is the lead physician at the Allina Medical Clinic in Faribault, MN. He writes a monthly medical/humor column for the Faribault Daily News. Leif Nelson, DPT, ATP, CSCS, is the assistant chief of clinical care for VA/ DoD Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE). He is a doctor of physical therapy, a certified assistive technology professional, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Eric Westover is a below-elbow amputee. He is the goalie for the U.S. National Amputee Soccer team and is a disability advocate, inspirational speaker, coach and consultant. Contact him at eric@ericwestover.com or visit his Web site at ericwestover.com. Élan Young is a freelance writer living in Walland, Tennessee. Cindy Asch-Martin is a certified personal trainer and lifestyle fitness coach, and a left below-knee amputee. Peggy Chenoweth is a left belowknee amputee. She coordinates inMotion advertising sales and maintains Facebook pages for the Amputee Coalition and the Orthotic Prosthetic Center. Amy Di Leo is the founder of Aim Hi Public Relations (AimHiPR.com) and has been a television and print journalist for more than 20 years. Harleen Gupt Chhabra is an artist, writer/ blogger, a communications and marketing advisor for a Fortune 5 company and a mother (harleengupt. com). Drawing from her almost lifelong above-elbow amputee experiences, she is working on children’s books and parenting resources for the limb loss community. Taylor Haines is a junior at East Anchorage High School and a left below-knee amputee. She loves dancing, sleeping and hot yoga. 6 inMotion Volume 24, Issue 4 July | August 2014 A Publication of the Amputee Coalition InMotion magazine publishes unbiased journalism that seeks to “empower and motivate” living well and thriving with limb loss. The magazine targets amputees and their families and is provided free electronically to all friends of the Amputee Coalition and in hard copy to all subscribers. Each issue covers health, well-being, exercise, life issues and advocacy for amputees and their families. Stories showcase amputees living and thriving with limb loss and profile Amputee Coalition programs and services. Editorial Board Marshall J. Cohen Immediate Past Chair, Amputee Coalition Board of Directors Lisa Ann Cairns, PhD Senior Market Analyst for Smith & Associates Scott Cummings, PT, CPO, FAAOP Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee Steve Custer Production Manager, O&P Almanac for AOPA Lacey Henderson Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp counselor Jason T. Kahle, CEO, CPO, FAAOP OP Marketing Stephen Luce Associate Director for Communications, CDC David McGill Vice President, Reimbursement & Compliance for Össur Nancy Miller Marketing Communications Specialist Leslie Pitt Schneider Amputee Coalition Board of Directors Staff Susan Stout Interim President & CEO Mary Beth Gibson Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Bill Dupes Managing Editor, inMotion inMotion is published six times a year by the Amputee Coalition, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 290, Knoxville, TN 37915-2568. Send address changes and other requests to the Amputee Coalition at this address. Print subscriptions to inMotion are $24 per year. This publication (journal article, etc.) was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number 5U59DD000904-03 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, the sponsoring organizations, or the Amputee Coalition. It is not the intention of the Amputee Coalition to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide readers with information to better understand their health and healthcare issues. The Amputee Coalition does not endorse any specific treatment, technology, company or device. Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare providers for specific medical advice or before making any purchasing decisions involving their care. No funding from the CDC is used to support Amputee Coalition advocacy efforts. ©2014 by Amputee Coalition; all rights reserved. This magazine may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the Amputee Coalition. Our Mission To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.


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