Daniels walks into a heroin house in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to deliver supplies to the many addicts who frequent the house. He walks with a limp because of the severe degenerative arthritis he developed from years of drug use. Because of the disease, doctors had to remove Danielsí right hip about 15 years ago. The doctors tried to replace it with a prosthetic hip, but his weakened immune system ñ a result of HIV from needle injection ñ caused frequent hip infections and forced doctors to remove the prosthetic device. Daniels said that although walking without a hip makes even the smallest movements painful and difficult, he hopes his gait reminds people of the consequences of sustained drug use.