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Thank you for allowing us “Your Partner for Better Health” Rx Compounding • Pharmaceuticals • Durable Medical Equipment to serve you. 912.538.0053 www.chapmanrx.com as often as I could, but she couldn’t go very far before she tired out.” When Anna Claxton, a fellow employee at Wheeler Correctional Facility, learned about Falco’s injury, she “approached me at a fund raiser for breast cancer, and I called the Shooks and offered our help,” said Jason Williams, a technician at Vidalia’s Hanger Clinic: Prosthetics & Orthotics office. Hanger Clinic is a company that was started over 150 years ago by James Edward Hanger, the first casualty of a ground battle in the Civil War and the war’s first amputee. The clinic has hundreds of locations today. Even though they don’t make prosthetics for animals, the team at Hanger Clinic in Vidalia decided to help Falco. “She’s been a trooper throughout the whole process,” said Amanda. On August 12, 2016, Falco returned home from Hanger Clinic with a prosthetic leg. “The practitioner, Derek Hardman, and technicians Jason Williams and Will McCartney, and all the people at Hanger Clinic were so kind and understanding with Falco. It meant so much to us because she’s part of our family.” It may surprise some to read that after the traumatic experience we had with our son, Amanda’s statement was one I not only understood but also shared. The Christmas after Micah’s dog bite, we bought him a German Shepherd puppy. The reason was simply that we wanted him to have a healthy association with dogs. Six months later, Ginger tracked our son in the woods where he’d wandered off. My husband found him by following her barking. She had braced herself between our son and an enormous snapping turtle and barked until we came. Yes, dogs deserve to be judged as individuals, just like people. And when we do that, the much quoted phrase, “A dog is a man’s best friend,” makes perfect sense. ��TCM C d h THE �������������� LAW FIRM, PC KIMBERLY R. CAMERON, ATTORNEY ���������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� 28 Toombs County Magazine


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