After 3 personal disasters, Sumter man still positive - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina |: "'She just started getting worse and worse,' said Barkley. He was referring to the love of his life for the past 30 years, Irene. 'She had had a heart attack,' said Barkley.
Irene has been in the hospital about three weeks. Things were pretty serious, but Barkley has been right there with Irene, disabled himself from a workplace accident. It didn't stop him from chasing down her doctors until, 'I got a phone call telling me to come home and wouldn't tell me why.'"