BO from WH script on 9/10/09 : "When our youngest daughter, Sasha, was diagnosed with meningitis when she was just three months old, it was one of the scariest moments of my life. And we had to have a spinal tap administered and she ended up being in the hospital for three or four days. And it was touch and go, we didn't know whether she'd be permanently affected by it. It was the nurses who walked us through what was happening and made sure that Sasha was okay."
And then... "Michelle Obama, said Friday that overhauling the nation’s health care system was of critical importance to women and part of “the next step” in their long quest to assure full opportunity and equality.
In her speech, Mrs. Obama also told the story of how her daughter Sasha would not stop crying when she was 4 months old. A doctor’s visit revealed she might have meningitis; she ultimately did not, but the illness produced a scare." (full story here NYT)