Thank You For Taking Care of Alex!
Long-time Henry Mayo supporters Moe and Linda Hafizi, and their son Alex Hafizi, have graciously allowed us to share the following note. Below is a testament of gratitude for the great care Alex received at Henry Mayo, and it describes the best holiday gift a family could receive.
"Even though we are a family in the public eye, we don’t usually [discuss] our personal lives, but for us, this is an exception. Our son Alexander was taken ill on December 6 and spent eleven days at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. The diagnosis was viral meningitis, which caused a seizure. After seven days on a ventilator in the ICU and four days in the DOU, Alex was able to come home and continues with rehabilitation to get his strength back.
This is a young man that gives his all. He just completed two years as the Board Chair for Circle of Hope, he is a board member on the WiSH Foundation, he is the incoming Chair for JCI, he is involved with STREAM and he is determined to bring back Dancing With Our Stars! He plays an integral role in our business and is the associate publisher of elite Magazine, he never stops! You may have seen Alex grow up with the magazine, in fact, he was one of our very cute models on our first cover back in 1989, he was just two years old. Over the past four weeks, we have never seen such an amazing outpouring of love, we had a prayer line that stretched from England to Los Angeles and many places in between. Family, friends, and business associates sent their love and well wishes, and we can’t thank you enough because we firmly believe that your prayers worked, THANK YOU!
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, where do we start? The doctors, the nurses, and anyone we came into contact with were absolutely wonderful and it really made us appreciate their tireless dedication to one of the toughest jobs. The people on the below list are our angels and we THANK YOU for taking care of Alex. This was the best gift a parent can receive, our Christmas was blessed this year and we are indebted to ALL of the people that helped us through this very traumatic time, THANK YOU!"
Linda, Moe and Alexander Hafizi
THANK YOU ALL!*
- Dr. Ladan Samadi
- Dr. Charanjit Soroa
- Dr. Luis A. Fiallo
- Dr. Kelly L. Walsma
- Dr. Robert L. Hook
- Dr. Brian J. Chang
- Dr. Thomas M. Kurian
- Dr. Vikram Sehdev
- Roger Seaver, CEO
- Marlee Lauffer
- Renee Leon
- Alex’s Nurses:
- Stephanie G.
* Our apologies if we missed anyone on the above list!