RENÉE C. BYER/rbyer@sacbee.com

James Flavy Coy Brown, who says he suffers from an injured hip, uses a cane and hopes that he can get a three-pronged cane when his daughter, Shotzy Faith Harrison, travels from North Carolina to see him. They have been in only occasional contact for the past two decades, but she is now a nurse and has offered to take him in.

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