James FitzPatrick had worked for more than 30 years in the newspaper business where he rarely missed a day of work. He was healthy and physically well, actively participating as a member of his local Rotary club (district #7505) and enjoying time with friends and family.
An unplanned career change displaced him from his job as an editor of a group of local community newspapers, so James began working the overnight shift at Walmart to bridge the gap. Not long after, he was hired at his local post office as a postal clerk, working 10-12-hour days, six days a week.
He was doing well, for nearly a year, and the family was beginning to recover from the financial setback that occurred with the loss of his newspaper career.
Until, one day, James became ill.