After getting his first set of legs, Rusty Wagstaff (center) practices walking for the first time at the Hanger Clinic in Raleigh with support from his son-in-law Tom Layne (left) and intern Carolyn McCann (right) and in the company of Louis Brown, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist (rear right), his sister-in-law Kathy Wagstaff and brother Brinkley Wagstaff on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
After getting his first set of legs, Rusty Wagstaff (center) practices walking for the first time at the Hanger Clinic in Raleigh with support from his son-in-law Tom Layne (left) and intern Carolyn McCann (right) and in the company of Louis Brown, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist (rear right), his sister-in-law Kathy Wagstaff and brother Brinkley Wagstaff on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. clowenst@newsobserver.com
After getting his first set of legs, Rusty Wagstaff (center) practices walking for the first time at the Hanger Clinic in Raleigh with support from his son-in-law Tom Layne (left) and intern Carolyn McCann (right) and in the company of Louis Brown, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist (rear right), his sister-in-law Kathy Wagstaff and brother Brinkley Wagstaff on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. clowenst@newsobserver.com

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