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West Nile recovery a long, slow and painful process for Oklahoma City man
Bob Matthews, 77, of Oklahoma City, has been working to recover from West Nile virus for about seven months. Matthews, a retired Heritage Hall principal, is partially paralyzed because of the virus.
Throughout his recovery, his wife of 46 years, B.J. Matthews, has been at his side.
Bob Matthews and his wife, B. J., along with their grandsons Jack Collins, left, and Ethan Collins, talk about Bob’s long road of recovery after contracting West Nile virus in the summer. Bob Matthews said his grandsons are his best friends and have been helpful at raising his spirits during his recovery. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN
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