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Las Vegas prosthetics clinic planned for Saturday

Posted at 9:11 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 13:50:34-04

A first of its kind meeting for people with amputations is happening Saturday, April 27 at Shadow Ridge High School.

Jumping and running are both a piece of cake for 9-year-old Jair Moreno. Jair had his right leg amputated when he was only one year old. The only thing slowing him down is the questions he gets.

"I get nervous when people ask... I get nervous," said Jair.

Saturday, nerves won't be an issue. Jair and other amputees will come together for a clinic put on by Nevada Orthotics and Prosthetics. Even adults know the relief of being surrounded by community.

"The feeling I guess I could say it gives me, even just coming here, is just you can let your guard down," said Anissa Gustafson, a woman who lost her leg in a car crash.

It'll be a time to laugh and catch up, but also talk shop.

From casting to mold to finished product they make it all inside one building at NOP. They'll be able to talk about what works best for each person on Saturday.

Other, out-of-state clinics like the one coming Saturday helped Jair reach top speed.

"He can do anything he puts his heart into," said Kenia Moreno, Jair's mother.

Jair's family hopes they can help others learn they can move just as fast.