John Pirich had always been pretty healthy...until he wasn't. The Chair of the Foundation board developed a herniated disk: "It was very unexpected," John said."I was in a lot of pain and agony." The experience was a real eye-opener. "I didn't understand what chronic pain or severe pain really meant, how debilitating it could be," John said. "Thank goodness for Sparrow, and thank goodness for the doctors and nurses and the staff. They changed my life."


The Sparrow Neurosciences Center was critical in helping with his recovery. Since his procedure, "I have regained complete functionality of all my extremities," John said. "And it's due to the care and treatment I received here at Sparrow."