It's been a long road of doctor's visits, hospital stays and medications, but Randall Phillips says he is lucky.
Phillips, 73, a former long-time public official, has battled a lung disease for nearly two years. Oxygen-dependent, he now has difficulty getting around.
"It sure has changed me a lot," he said. "I'm keeping as good a frame of mind as you can get."
Phillips was once a staple at the Taylor County Courthouse, having served as Taylor County Clerk for 29 years.