OAK LAWN, Ill. (CBS) — They beat long odds to make it through life-threatening medical problems. Today at Advocate Christ Medical Center, five survivors were the guests of honor at an awards luncheon.
Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton was among them. He said dealing with West Nile really changed his life for the better.READ MORE: Dixmoor Sends Plea For Help As Water Pressure Down To A Trickle In Parts Of South Suburb
Aside from losing sixty pounds, he said, “I found a lot out about life that I took for granted. Beautiful wife, kids, grand kids, friends, family.”