Employees as Patients: Anne Gallagher
Anne, a longtime labor & delivery nurse, suffered a frightening brain hemorrhage after an ice-skating fall, but she was in good hands at UI Health. ‘Dr. Charbel saved my brain — and saved my life.’ Read More
Karen Koszut thought she had a terrible headache. It was a brain aneurysm
“My husband went downstairs to get me an aspirin. When he came back upstairs, I told him to dial 911 or take me to the hospital. I felt like I was detaching from myself.” Read More
Todd Shelton didn’t realize he had suffered a ruptured aneurysm
“I had no presenting conditions. They asked me if I was diabetic, if I had a heart condition — a whole laundry list. Was I on drugs or drunk? But there was nothing that would make a healthy middle-aged man fall down.” Read More
Maria Micheletto was experiencing paralyzing pain in her head, so she called called 911
She was taken to UI Health and diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage and brain aneurysm. Read More
Yvette Kennedy thought her headaches were normal — until she was diagnosed with an aneurysm
The procedure I had at UI Health saved my life — in more ways than one. The life I had before aneurysm and the life I have now is very different. I spend more time with my family than ever before. I rest. I learned the hard way that stress can kill you. My aneurysm was the “reset” button. Read More
Alana Subleski was 25 when she suffered a ruptured aneurysm while working at the gym
Her parents were out of town and were told they may not make it home in time to see their daughter alive again. Read More
Laura Lora was impressed with the compassionate care she received as a stroke patient at UI Health
My neurosurgeon, Dr. Fernando Testai is awesome. Read More
Marshelle Samuels is a two-time stroke survivor, looking forward to a life of renewal
The positive atmosphere at UI Health led Marshelle to an awakening that with time and patience she would get better Read More
Jason McClellan was a healthy college basketball player, until he suffered from a stroke — twice.
Thanks to the fast action of the stroke team at UI Health, Jason now is fully recovered and has a new medical plan to remain stroke-free. Read More
Best Care & Beyond
Transferred to UI Health department of obstetrics and gynecology that specializes in high-risk obstetrics after ultrasound determined that my son had hydrocephalus. Read More
Harry Jordan was born with a time bomb in his brain.
Harry Jordan working to change the face of stroke recovery. Read More
Mike Armstrong lost his freshmen year of basketball to a freaky bone cyst. Now the varsity player is back to scoring in the paint.
Neurosurgeons removed Mike Armstrong’s paralyzing bone cyst and helped him get back on the court. Read More
Matthew Leone Risked His Life But Says His Neurosurgeon Saved It.
I ran across the street and threw myself at a guy who was simultaneously strangling and beating his wife. - Matthew Leone Read More