January 24, 2013
by Kit

By Christian John Lillis To the Editor: “When Pills Fail, This, er, Option Provides a Cure” (front page, Jan. 17) provides welcome visibility to the underreported epidemic of Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, which claimed my mother three years ago. Estimates from the Department of Health and Human Services indicate …

January 14, 2013

One of our overarching goals in starting the Peggy Lillis Memorial Foundation was to raise awareness of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) so other families wouldn’t suffer the loss of a loved one. While most Americans have never heard of C. diff, doctors and nurses general know about it, even if they aren’t up to speed on the latest developments. So we were surprised and pleased to learn that Peggy’s story helped, MaryAnn Dillon, a nurse and colleague of Peggy’s sister, Helen, to get properly diagnosed and treated. Please read and share MaryAnn’s story to help us raise awareness.