Back in the Swing of Things

Back in the Swing of Things

Sarcoidosis, a disease that inflames tissue of the body, often the lungs, robbed Reginald Shilo.  “I am a musician,” explains Shilo, “and I no longer had the wind to sing or play my jazz clarinet.  I had to retire as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service.  I suffered from severe balance problems and eventually lost 80 pounds.”


Baptist Beaumont Hospital’s Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and a Partners in Caring philosophy that promotes an environment of teamwork, opportunity, trust and encouragement – helped Shilo breathe easier.  He’s resumed work as a courier, can play clarinet again, golfs every other day, and kicks up his heels weekly giving – Swingout dance lessons.


In Shilo’s words: “With Baptist Hospital’s help and motivation and help of God…I am back!”


» All Saints Episcopal Volunteers

Partners In Education Program with All Saint’s Episcopal School. Hospital employees donate their time and talents to educate students and faculty on healthy lifestyles.