Summer may be gone, but one of its mainstays lingers this October: West Nile Virus. Evergreen Park Mayor Jim Sexton has a warning for you: If you aren't careful, you may regret it.
The mayor contracted the virus in August of 2012. He spent weeks in a coma at Advocate Christ Hospital and even received his last rites from a Catholic Priest.
Sexton lost 65 lbs. during the ordeal. The long road to recovery includes hours of physical therapy, since West Nile wreaks havoc on the nerves and spine.
With a bent neck, he still bares the effects today. But he thinks he's the luckiest guy in the world, to have survived West Nile.
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