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In memory of my niece Brianna,
a fighter to the end of her five-year life.
Arthur Graham is the prosthetist who builds and maintains my artificial leg. I have often thought he may have an inferiority complex about being as good as prosthetists who are also amputees. If that is the case, then his complex has resulted in spectacular achievement; he is better than any amputee prosthetist I have ever had. Whenever I go in for work on my leg (a “tune-up”), Arthur always wants to hear my stories, of which I have quite a few—many that make him laugh. He suggested I collect them into a book. And so began this memoir.
Jackie Herskovitz has been a friend since we met when I first started riding in the annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon fundraiser. She leads PMC’s public relations team and became a strong proponent of my efforts, my story, and this book. She was also an early reader with enthusiastic, but very honest, comments to improve the book.