This month’s episode focuses on the work of the Peggy Lillis Foundation established in 2010 by Christian and Liam Lillis after the untimely death of their mother to a C. diff (Clostridioides difficile) infection. Hosts Dr. Lance B. Price and Matthew Wellington interview Christian Lillis who serves as the foundation’s executive director. In this moving episode, you will hear about the loving and giving life of Peggy Lillis, her battle with the infection neither sibling had ever heard of, and how and why the brothers stood up the foundation in her name.
C. diff is a Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium or germ and is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in healthcare settings. It causes nearly 500,000 infections and 29,000 deaths every year in the United States. The Peggy Lillis Foundation is building a nationwide C. diff awareness movement by educating the public, empowering advocates, and shaping policy. Learn more about the foundation's important work.