Nancy McKeague was in the best shape of her life. The senior corporate vice president of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association was running in a roadrace for charity.


Then it happened. "I had just reached the two-mile mark when I felt like something had hit me in the back of the head," Nancy said. "I tried to turn my head, but I couldn't move it. I had an awful headache, so I slowed to a jog to finish the race."


Nancy had suffered a brain hemorrhage. She spent the next 15 days in Sparrow's neurological intensive care and neurological stepdown units. "I feel so strongly about the quality of care and the compassion I was shown here that I make it a habit to come back and thank the Caregivers again; show them pictures of the weddings and grandchildren and the things I would never have seen if it weren't for them."


Today, Nancy leads an active, busy life while remaining under the care of Sparrow physicians. "As I've regained the ability to do the things I did before, I feel more fortunate every day."