Edward M. Donahue (Ed) is a Texas Licensed Orthotist and ABC Certified Prosthetic Assistant who has been practicing in the field for more than 35 years, with affiliations in New York City as well as the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He has also participated as a clinician at several NYC Hospitals such as Orthopedic Institute, The V. A., Bellevue and Harlem Hospital.
During Ed’s years of practice, he has been fortunate enough to work with many excellent professionals who provide a multi-faceted approach to care for patients with the most advanced technology and care.
Ed’s goal is to educate patients, their families, and caregivers of the new advances in care, forums, and activities available to them. His experience along with the desire to inform patients and the public at large led Ed to seek out a means to accomplish that goal.
His goal was accomplished when he met Mel Peters, a patient, and Ed’s previous co-host at Fishbowl Radio Network. Their friendship led them to create the show, “Breaking Down Barriers” which cover various topics that concern the physically and developmentally challenged. Unfortunately, due to health issues, Mel has taken an indefinite leave of absence. But the show must go on.
Their show’s motto is “The best patient is an informed patient!”