My Dad left us when I was 12, so I had to go to work, since I was the oldest of the children. I’d sign my paycheck over to my Mom, so my 8 brothers and sisters would have food to eat.

I met my wife in junior high school. We got serious in the 11th grade and got married 2 years after high school.

Mr. James Shaw

Been married 39 years now. We have 9 kids of our own, 5 adopted kids, including 2 sets of twins, 27 grandkids and 2 great grand children.

So, now when I go fishing, I don’t clean the fish, ’cause the kids’d take ’em. I love my kids, but I want my fish for my wife and me to eat.

“I worked for a moving company in New York for 30 years, then worked for Burroughs Wellcome here in Durham and at American Tobacco and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in security. Had to walk from one end of the park to the other checking locks and such.”

My ankle started hurting really bad, and when my wife said to take my shoe off, we found a big sore on my left foot. I had to start wearing a ‘Frankenstein’ boot, but the sore got worse and gangrene set in.

School’s Out

School’s Out

Posted on: 4/29/2020

In these interviews, Staci Dorr, PT, CO discusses the importance of kids wearing their devices while at home during school breaks.

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Prosthetic TLC

Prosthetic TLC

Posted on: 4/20/2020

Jennifer shows how she cleans her prosthetic socket and foot shell, making sure it stays in tip top shape.

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Your Socket Fit

Your Socket Fit

Posted on: 4/15/2020

A prosthesis that is not fitting well can cause skin breakdown, instability, and a lack of confidence.

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We’re Here for You

We’re Here for You

Posted on: 3/17/2020

Our clinics remain open as we closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). The wellbeing of our patients and staff is our priority.

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Silicone Feet & Hands

Silicone Feet & Hands

Posted on: 1/29/2020

Surprisingly, not many people realize that custom silicone is an option after partial hand or foot amputation.

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3D Print Innovations

3D Print Innovations

Posted on: 1/29/2020

3D printing has become more common in orthotics and prosthetics.

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