Posted by Taylorville | Posted on 08-04-2013| Posted in
Jim McCoy is a familiar face at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Diagnosed in 1983 at the age of 29 with Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), Jim has required monthly infusion treatments to help sustain a healthy immune system. Without those treatments, his immune response to infection would be virtually nonexistent and he’d face any number of infections that could threaten his life and a life sheltered from social contact. To be able to receive those treatments at his community hospital, just four blocks from his home, is literally a life-saver, he said.
“If I didn’t have this hospital, my lifestyle would change dramatically,” the 58-year-old said. “I can’t tell you how blessed I am – I don’t have the vocabulary.” Read the rest of this entry »