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Tim Clark was born with one arm and no legs, but this did not stop him from leading an extraordinary life. Tim Clark currently works as an accountant for DST Systems in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a member of the Noland Road Baptist Church in Independence, Missouri where Francis O’Donnell is the pastor. In 1991 Tim graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Business Administration.
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H.O.P.E. practitioner Donnie Priestís experience with prosthetics began long before it became his career. A double-amputee himself, Donnieís understanding of what itís like to wear prostheses gives him unique insight into his patientsí needs and concerns.
When Donnie was eleven-years-old, he was involved in a plane crash that claimed the lives of his mother and stepfather, and left him stranded for five days in the snow-covered Sierra mountains. Unable to move and exposed to extremely cold temperatures, the incident left his feet badly frost-bitten. After numerous surgeries, doctors were forced to amputate both of his legs below the knee.
Donnie faced the death of his parents, and subsequent loss of his legs with incredible optimism. Encouraged by people ranging from his remaining family to professional athletes to President Reagan - all inspired by Donnieís story of survival - Donnie overcame adversity. He was a high school wrestler, a skier, and - fortunately for H.O.P.E. - he is now one of the finest orthotic and prosthetic practitioners around.
He now shares his optimism with the patients he sees everyday, believing that progress comes from focusing on what you can do, not what you canít. According to Donnie, ďIf you can state that or figure out ways around that and live a happy life, figure out your perception of loss, then you will be a lot happier.Ē