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Alexis's Story

Picture of Alexis in a baby cribIt has been five years since the beginning of our journey when our son Alexis was diagnosed in August 2010 with panhypopituitarism and secondary adrenal insufficiency. It all started with a visit to the Emergency room in July 2010 as Alexis, who was two months old at the time, was jaundiced and had low blood sugar. We will always remember Dr. Andrea Losier when she reassured us that admitting our son was the best thing to do. During our three week stay on the 4th floor, Alexis had to undergo several tests. Although this was a stressful time, we always received the utmost care from the physicians and nurses we encountered.

Since our admission, we have had to make our way to the Emergency room several times and Alexis continues to be seen in the Endocrinology clinic.

One physician we would like to highlight is Dr. Stasia Hadjiyannakis. She is kind, thoughtful and she always takes the time to listen and answer our questions even if it takes longer than the scheduled appointment. This is important when Picture of Alexis at his first day at Daycareyou have a child with a medical condition as there are always questions, uncertainties and fears that linger in your mind. We are so grateful that Dr. Hadjiyannakis is our son's physician. Equally important is the entire staff in the Endocrinology clinic. Our thanks go out to all the administrative staff and nurses in the clinic, including Brenda, Alice, Lori-Anne and Sara who have been helpful and reassuring when we have called with requests or questions.

This summer Alexis was granted his wish to meet Buzz Lightyear at Disney World by the Make a Wish Foundation. It was a wonderful trip for a deserving little boy.

We are so thankful to all the nurses, physicians and staff at CHEO who have cared for Alexis in the past five years and helped us reach this important milestone. Here’s to infinity and beyond!

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