After 42 years as an educator, Jim Flurry continues to serve students as
a trustee of the Marysville Joint Unified School District. Not surprising
for someone named in 1997 as the Appeal-Democrat's first-ever Teacher
of the Year. But surprising, perhaps, for someone who has lived with Type
2 Diabetes for the past 27 years.
Complications from his disease sent Jim to Rideout Imaging Services, where
he was helped each time by Nuclear Medicine Supervisor Joe Maslan, Recalls
Jim, "Joe was so accommodating and so helpful, he really left an
impression on me. The extraordinary level of care he gave me was also
gracious and reassuring. He puts your mind at ease."
Jim's current School Board term ends in 2012. With the help of dedicated
professionals like Rideout's Joe Maslan to manage his health challenges,
he plans to run again.