Calkins: Thanks to y’all, John Payne will start walking next week

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 13, 2021 3:35 PM CT | Published: April 13, 2021 3:35 PM CT

John Payne needed more than $92,000 to buy the robotic system that can help him walk again. Thanks to the generosity of readers, the ReWalk will be arriving next week.

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Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.