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A letter from the editor
February 6, 2024

Public relations sidelined

Public Information Officer Amanda Davis and City College President Kathryn Jeffery the Spring 2013 convocation.
Public Information Officer Amanda Davis and City College President Kathryn Jeffery the Spring 2013 convocation.

Amanda Davis, City College public information officer, is usually very active, running four days a week. But since she broke her fibula Oct. 6, she’s had to slow down.

Davis will be recuperating for 10 to 12 weeks to heal what she called “a straight across break” that doesn’t require surgery. But she needs a cast for about a month, and then she will spend two months out of the cast in a brace.

“It’s harder to get around campus,” said Davis. “I have to ask for help when I usually wouldn’t, and [I] needed help getting from the car to the office in the first week.”

Like many City College students and employees, Davis balances her work life with her home life, which includes her husband, Taron, and their two sons, who are a year old and 2 years old.

She enjoys running. Years ago Davis ran a half marathon, and now she has a jogging stroller so she can take her sons with her.

“It’s harder to stay active with the kids because I want to spend all my free time with them and not my free time doing other things,” Davis said. “We find ways to stay active with our kids, be outdoors and run with them and play.”

Davis broke her fibula while running to a park near her home. Davis’s mother was visiting from out of town, and she had the boys in a stroller at the park. Davis was running to meet them and got halfway to the park when she rolled her ankle and snapped her fibula down by her ankle.

She called her husband, and he came from the house to pick her up. They went to the hospital and found out Davis’s ankle was broken.

“I was in a lot of pain,” said Davis, “and concerned about how I was going to keep up.”
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Her two boys “are very rough,” Davis said. “They want to play, they want to jump, they want me to pick them up.” She and her husband have a workout area in their garage, and they exercise together.

She can have her boys with her while she works out, or wait until they go to sleep. And Davis can let the boys watch as she and her husband exercise. It’s important to her and her husband to be healthy.

Davis believes exercising “is good for [the boys] to see.” It was already in her life, and she also wants her boys to pick up a healthy lifestyle.

“If we want them to be active, loving, intelligent people, then we have to demonstrate that for them,” she said, adding, “Kids and people in general pay more attention to what you do than what you say. It’s just part of being a role model.”

Davis said she does worry about her boys, but she understands that she “can’t protect them from everything.” She hopes to always encourage her boys to be active and won’t let a little break slow her or her family down.

After she gets her cast removed, Davis wants to go out running again, but she said she’ll try to ease back into it. She isn’t in a big rush.

“I’m going to do some walking, maybe speedwalking, with the boys,” said Davis. “Once you hurt a part of your body, you’re just nervous.”

 

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