‘People Are Helping Me’: Scott James Talks Journey To Receive Prosthetic Leg

Anyone looking for motivation to not give up need look no further than Scott James. More well-known as Scotty, James has had struggles with his diabetes for years, which led to having problems with his foot. He had an operation in December to remove his toes, which was later followed by an operation to take his leg below the knee because of gangrene. James has been a resident of Heritage Park since February, working on rehab and more recently getting a prosthetic leg.

James said the experience has been very challenging. “It’s been a lot of change,” James said. “People who know me know I hate changing. I’m out here trying to help people and now people are helping me.”

James is a well known booster of local sports teams, most lately at Falconer Central School with girls soccer, softball and wrestling. He also used to coach baseball. James is 48 years old and has been involved with the local sports scene for more than 30 years. James thanked all of the coaches at Falconer, along with the physical therapy staff at Heritage Park and everyone else who has been a help to him. James hopes to be discharged soon. James said doing rehab has been going well and helping him regain strength and eat healthier.

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