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When you sell flags for a living, you’ve got to love the Fourth of July. But the freedom celebration is especially meaningful to Jim McIntyre, owner of A Complete Flag Source in Jackson.

On July 5, 2019, a disabling case of West Nile virus encephalitis nearly cost him his independence. “My body was not properly functioning at all,” he said. “I had very little movement in my arms and legs.”

Today, McIntyre is back at work and grateful for Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s expertise. A treatment recommended by West Nile virus expert and MRC researcher Dr. Art Leis “saved my life,” he said. Then the hospital’s inpatient staff helped him see recovery was
within reach.

“They are extremely attentive and very well trained and knowledgeable,” he said. “I can’t say enough good things about them.”

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