Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton will be among five special patients between the ages of 4-73 who will be honored at a special rehabilitation awards ceremony at Advocate Christ Medical Center this Friday.
All of the patients successfully overcame the physical challlenges left by disease. The ceremony honors their courage in overcoming incredible odds.
One year ago, Mayor Sexton was being treated for West Nile virus and spent two months at Advocate Christ. He returned to office in January, and in April, won his third term as mayor of Evergreen Park.
In addition to Mayor Sexton, the group, all patients of Advocate Christ and Children’s Hospital, include:
- a 56-year-old, Oak Lawn man, who lost both legs and an arm to Legionnaires disease,
- a 4-year-old child who suffered a stroke from Palos Heights,
- heart transplant patient from Addison, and
- a hospital chaplain from Terre Haute, IN, who also was a stroke victim
The patients and their family members, as well as the physcians, nurses and therapists who treated them, will also be attending the luncheon.