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Christina & Pearl
  • Location: Missouri
  • Age: 31
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Seven months
  • Source: Community Acquired

It was supposed to be the happiest time of my life. I had a great job and was engaged to be married. My fiancé and I were giddily planning our wedding, and all of life’s adventures stood before us. I nervously sat in the dentist’s chair for a root canal …

Joseph V. Tardibuono
  • Location: New York
  • Age: 51
  • Gender: M
  • Length: One month
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

In Loving Memory of Joseph V. Tardibuono June 27th, 1965 – January 10th, 2017 Written by his sister, Nancy. Prior to December 14th, 2016 our family had never heard of Clostridium difficile (commonly known as C. diff). It is now part of our everyday thoughts as we mourn our son/brother’s …

Ronnie Valenti
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Age: 70
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Three weeks
  • Source: Community Acquired

My brother passed away from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Several times when he was in the hospital for pneumonia, he was placed on intravenous antibiotics and sometimes ended up with C. diff. I had no idea about C. diff until he started contracting it. Last June (2016), I had a diverticulitis …