<b><i>"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by\r\nwhat we give."<\/i> -<\/b><i>Winston Churchill<\/i>\r\n\r\n<img style="float: right;" src="https:\/\/opedge.com\/Content\/OldArticles\/images\/2005-01_04\/Fairley-Miki.jpg" hspace="4" vspace="4" \/>\r\n\r\nMany prosthetists and orthotists have given of their time and expertise to help others, and thus have enjoyed a heartfelt satisfaction, plus honing their skills under frequently difficult circumstances and acquiring memories of incredible\r\nexperiences to last a lifetime. In our <a href="edge\/issues\/articles\/2005-01_05.asp">Global View<\/a> article read about the story of one such group, Sonrie Ministries, as it establishes the first permanent prosthetic\r\nfacility in Belize.\r\n\r\nFor almost ten years now, another organization has been noted for its efforts to help amputees with no other resources. You can read more about the Barr Foundation and how it came about in "<a href="edge\/issues\/articles\/2005-01_09.asp">Acts of Kindness Lead to Hope and Help<\/a>."\r\n<h4>Liners Add Comfort to Amputees<\/h4>\r\nEven technologically advanced components wont help amputees much\r\nif they are feeling considerable discomfort. A large factor\r\nenhancing comfort is the right linerand liners are available in\r\nmore materials, covers, and options than ever before. Although, of\r\ncourse, the perfect liner doesnt exist, the sheer variety available\r\ntoday will help the prosthetist find the best solution for a\r\nparticular patient. For more information, go to our feature article\r\nthis month "<a href="edge\/issues\/articles\/2005-01_01.asp">Liner Choices Create Comfort<\/a>."\r\n<h4>Am I Going Where I Want To Be?<\/h4>\r\nSpeaking at the 2004 PFA Symposium, Roger Crawford, who became a\r\ntennis star despite limb impairment in all four limbs, brought out\r\nthat we can move toward, but not beyond, what we can imagine. Each\r\none of us can ask ourselves, "Where am I going?" Where do we see\r\nourselves in the next year, the next five years, the next ten? How\r\ncan each of us get to where we want to be? Now is a good time to\r\nask those questions of ourselves and begin our personal plan. A\r\nsmooth path is not guaranteed, but each of us will be going in the\r\ndirection toward where we want to be.