Retired Wisconsin EMT Survives Life-Threatening Infection

  Dancing with the devil —that’s how one Wales man described his work as an EMT and volunteer firefighter, but over the summer, he got sick and he found himself on the other side of that work.  What started as back spasms and a dry cough in August for 58-year-old Tom Laumann quickly turned into something more serious when he could no longer breathe.  “I couldn’t inspire air and take a breath, and that’s what scared me,” Laumann said. Read more at Today's TMJ 4 Milwaukee.
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