Our beloved Nancy Peregrine had a hemorrhagic stroke on June 29th. She has been at UCSF since then. She had surgery to fix the aneurysm that caused the hemorrhagic stroke, and she did fine until 5 days after the bleed when she suffered complications from the bleed. When the blood in the brain starts breaking down it causes the blood vessels in the brain to go into spasm leading to decreased blood flow to the brain. Unfortunately, her vessels had severe spasm on the right side of the brain which they were not able to reverse. This caused an ischemic stroke on the right side of her brain resulting in loss of most movement on the left side of her body (and of course she is left handed)! It also caused loss of speech and swallowing difficulties.
She is having small improvements daily- she has said a few words and has swallowed some. It will be a long road to recovery, but we all know she has the resilience and strength to pull through this.
We appreciate all of the love and support from her friends and family. It takes a community and we are so grateful her community is wide and deep. All funds raised will be used to support her healing and recovery.