Once dragged down by the physical and emotional implications of the disease, man now has a brighter outlook on life.
Patrick Tyk—at far right, with (from left) wife Jo Ann, son Carter, and granddaughter Madisyn—is back to enjoying the simple pleasures of life. (Photo by Steve Johnson)
“After the surgery, I felt strong enough that I actually went out and got a part-time job,” he says. “I do a lot of walking and physical exercise that I’m sure I never could have done without the surgery.”