“Alexis displayed extraordinary strength and determination”
Diagnosed with epilepsy earlier this year, Alexis came to Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for a routine 24-hour VEEG. However, 4-year-old Alexis ended up staying far longer than a day.
Doctors soon diagnosed Alexis with pancytopenia, a condition in which the body has a reduction of red and white blood cells and platelets. Alexis even developed renal disease, needed surgery, was intubated, and underwent a lot of painful pokes. Of the twelve days she was admitted, Alexis was in the PICU for seven.
“Alexis displayed extraordinary strength and determination throughout her hospitalization,” explains her nominating Child Life Specialist. “Even following procedures, she remained very forgiving to staff and would soon be giggling and smiling once again. She was always very excited for our time spent doing arts and crafts, especially crafts that involved glitter! I am honored to nominate Alexis for this award, her playfulness and willingness to fight through everything is nothing short of amazing.”
Kids Wish Network is excited to honor Alexis as a Hero of the Month along with the staff at Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital!
“Alexis was very happy to be nominated as Hero of the Month!” says her mom. “Kids Wish Network, we are so grateful for your gifts and the amazing program that you provide for the children. Thank you so much!
Alexis has been doing well since her release but needs to return soon for a kidney biopsy. She will also face issues with her incurable illness.