About Us

Amputee News was founded in 2007 by Glenn Barfield, a right leg amputee from a motorcycle accident. Glenn published the site from that time until July 9, 2011, with the goal of helping amputees “stay informed on the news about, for and by amputees.”

On July 9, 2011, Amputee News was purchased by Eureka Custom Media, a company that specializes in the following services:

  • Custom Publishing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Site Development, Design & Maintenance
  • Custom Photography, Video & Illustration
  • Writing, Editing & Proofreading
  • Advertising, Marketing & Branding
  • Public Relations

Eureka Custom Media purchased Amputee News with the intention of redeveloping and redesigning the Web site, increasing traffic, and making it a more integral and beneficial part of amputees’ lives. Our goal is to make a significant difference in people’s lives.

Our mission is “to provide information and resources to help people with limb loss and limb absence live more fully.”

Rick Bowers, vice president of Eureka Custom Media, is the new editor-in-chief of Amputee News. A former communications & public relations manager for the Amputee Coalition and a writer and editor for inMotion magazine for nearly 11 years, Rick is well-known to amputees and to those individuals, professionals, companies and organizations involved in their lives.

Michael Shannon, president of Eureka Custom Media, is responsible for the design and technology aspects of the site. He is the former designer and Webmaster for the Amputee Coalition and inMotion magazine.

Kim Phillips is the director of advertising & sponsorships for Amputee News. As the former advertising & exhibit sales associate for the Amputee Coalition, Kim was highly successful in building mutually beneficial relationships with advertisers for inMotion magazine and with national conference sponsors and exhibitors. She looks forward to working with many of the same advertisers, sponsors and exhibitors in her new position and offering them the best solutions to their business needs.

In the coming months, we plan to establish an editorial advisory board for Amputee News made up of amputees and various healthcare professionals and industry leaders to help guide the direction of the site. In the meantime, we will be implementing an aggressive campaign to improve the site, increase traffic, and enhance its value to people with limb loss and limb absence.

Please visit the site regularly for the latest information and resources and to see how we are changing. Also, please let us know what we can do to make the site more useful to you.

We are excited about the prospects for Amputee News and are thrilled to be involved in the limb loss community again.

If you have any questions, please contact Rick Bowers at rick@eurekacustommedia.com or at 865 233-8711.

Thank you for visiting Amputee News and for your continued support.