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!”