American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently contacted me with this inquiry regarding my coverage of the ongoing, difficult recovery of a survivor of the Boston Marathon. I had to read it twice! I’m not a health reporter but of course the nature of my reporting means you have to develop (mini) expertise in many areas – from yes, orthopaedic surgery to flood insurance , SBA loans and reverse mortgages for victims of natural disasters.
From the email:
“The Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards honors journalists for superb, accurate, moving and thoughtful musculoskeletal stories.
With your permission, I would like to nominate “’What an amazing present’: Boston Marathon survivor makes bid to walk” that I saw in U.S. News to the 2015 MORE Award competition. Is this ok with you?”
I said yes! Ok, and thank you. At the end of the day, I just hope that these stories educate the public on the medicine but also the amazing strength of this survivor, Rebekah DiMartino, and her family. It has been an honor for me to know them.