It is always appropriate to offer thanks to those around us. In work and life, we are dependent on others much of the time.
Thank you, readers and supporters of the JPO. I appreciate the many emails, telephone calls, and helpful comments made during my tenure as Editor-in-Chief. The publication is positioned to keep moving the field forward.
Thank you, friends and colleagues. So many people have helped me through pretty dark days this year, as my wife battled for her life and I have struggled to be there for her and to maintain my professional life. The depth of support and encouragement I have received has truly helped me make it through to where we still have hope.
Now, the time is here to pass along the future of JPO to others. I am grateful for the opportunity to do what I could. I believe more than ever in the publication and am a strong supporter of the mission and all the successes of the Academy. Although I cannot personally play as big a role right now, I will always be appreciative of the many staff and volunteers who continue the mission for me, a grateful Academy member.
David A. Boone, CP, MPH, PhD
Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics