Our father, Paul Clark, spent six months hospitalized last year as he battled a C. diff. infection twice until his passing in June 2014. Witnessing our father’s battle with a C. diff. infection opened our eyes to the epidemic of healthcare-acquired infections and the thousands of Americans who lose their lives each year from a C. diff.infection with other diagnosis and infections involved. With my sister Kimberly, we are now active in efforts to raise C. diff. awareness, and volunteer for the C Diff Foundation, in hopes of helping to save lives. We work in honor of our father and look forward to the day when C. diff. infections will no longer be a threat in medical facilities worldwide.