"Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time," said Bob Lorinser. "We are currently in Connecticut to be by our son's side after he experienced a serious medical emergency."
Shortly before Lorinser's speech at the Grand Traverse Obama Dinner, his youngest son, Peter, who is 35 years old and previously had no medical issues, was diagnosed with a very rare form of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) after experiencing a severe headache while jogging.
Despite the circumstances, Dr. Bob delivered his speech, honored attendees for their lives of serving others, and advocated for universal healthcare.
Peggy and Bob left immediately before the end of the night's celebration to fly to Connecticut and be with their son.
Peter is currently in the Neuro ICU at Yale and is neurologically stable. He is receiving care and will be closely monitored for complications over the next week. His neurosurgical team is actively investigating the source of bleeding.
"We are grateful for Peter and Rachel's faith and resilience," said Bob Lorinser. "Family, friends, and loved ones mean everything to us. That's why I am running for Congress; to help everyone thrive. Sitting here in the hospital room with my son reaffirms my commitment to advancing universal healthcare for all Americans."
Lorinser is the only family physician in the country running for Congress to lead in the fight for Medicare for All.
Peter has been a dedicated volunteer, trusted advisor, and leader of Bob's "Gratitude Team" since 2021. Personal appearances by Dr. Bob from Sept. 23 to Oct. 1 may be canceled or rescheduled.
"We are optimistic that with continued prayers, both Peter's recovery and the campaign will soon resume normal activities."