West Virginia had its fair share of power outages in recent years. For most residents, it's an inconvenience that comes with dead cell phones, uncharged laptops, and spoiled food.
But for people like David Signorelli it's much more than that. It's life.
He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 1984. Doctors weren't positive how chemotherapy and treatments would affect him long term.
Signorelli soon found out.
"As it went on we realized my heart was being damaged by the Adriamycin," Signorelli said.
After a pacemaker, fibulator and heart pump he is still waiting for a permanent fix. He needs a heart transplant and a kidney transplant.
In the meantime he relies on that pump, but it's less than ideal. Especially when the lights flicker and the power goes out.