It has been more than 29 years since Jerry Stalls founded Stalls Medical, Inc. with a quest to establish the company as North Carolina’s premier provider of assistive technology. In 1990, the company had just three employees and one office. But with a strong work ethic and a sincere desire to balance corporate integrity, compassion, a high level of skill and the patience to evaluate various options in an effort to select the right equipment, Stalls Medical has grown to a company with more than 50 employees. Stalls Medical hosts the loaner equipment program for The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, featuring more than 300 rollator walkers, manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs. With four locations around the state and their partnership with the North Carolina Chapter, Stalls is able to deliver and pick up the equipment free of charge.
One year on Christmas Eve, Barbara and Paul Hardin were preparing to leave their home to celebrate the holiday when Paul’s power wheelchair malfunctioned. The horn repeatedly turned on and off, making it impossible to travel. After unsuccessful attempts to reach tech support, the Hardins were able to get in touch with Dan Harrison, a mobility and seating specialist with Stalls Medical. Dan, who was getting ready for a family Christmas gathering, tried to troubleshoot the problem over the phone. When that didn’t work, he met the Hardins at Stalls Medical and replaced the joystick at 5:30 p.m. The Hardins gave extra thanks for Dan’s care and service as they were able to move forward with their holiday plans.
That kind of service certainly goes above and beyond the call of duty, and it exemplifies the compassion and integrity on which company president Jerry Stalls founded the business.
Robert Ratliff also shared that both Jerry and Dan provided him and his wife with excellent care. “Business owner Jerry Stalls gave his personal attention to the needs of my wife during her advancing disability from ALS,” Robert said, “and he was assisted by staff member Dan Harrison. Gratitude to both for the kind and passionate attention in the care for a person being slowly disabled by ALS and the assistance to their caregivers.”
At The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, we give thanks to Stalls Medical and Adaptive Vans, Inc. for their partnership as a statewide sponsor and their dedication to people living with ALS.