Date: November 30, 2015
The time has come to end the GFM page. The Haas family cannot express the overwhelming gratitude we have for everyone that has contributed. We are so fortunate that things didn’t
follow the original diagnosis, and we have to thank the emergency room staff for tending to his immediate needs. I can’t imagine what they were dealing with. I want to say a very special thank you to Dr. Chang for his phenomenal medical and surgical skills and for his personal involvement in Alex’s progress and recovery. He would say, ‘it was his job’, but he went above and beyond and put up with the Haas family’s never ending questions. James Cheng the international liaison was there for us every single day at a moment’s notice. He coordinated and kept us up to date on everything. Dr. Daisy Heish, spoke wonderful English and helped Alex on a daily basis in the ICU. As a treat, she even brought Alex donuts and hot chocolate, and she deserves a special shout out. The 6th and 7th floors’ ICU units,
the team of doctors and nurses that did his wound care and bandage changes, and Alisse, with her team of nurses on the 8th floor always paid extra attention to Alex , not only his physical state, but emotional as well. We also received incredible support from Carol, the PR Rep for MacKay Hospital.
The support we have received through the GFM page has enabled the family to care and provide Alex with the help he needs. His surgeries at MGH begin in December with Dr. Jeremy Goverman and the Burn Center team. As we continue his road to recovery we don’t know what the future holds, but one thing we have learned is how unbelievably supportive the people we know and even the people we have never met can truly be. Your support helped so much. We now know that we are not alone, we have all of you, Thank you. This picture is Alex holding my hand at the press conference just before leaving Taiwan. WE MADE IT HOME! May you all have a wonderful upcoming holiday season, and be thankful for all of your blessings. We are so thankful to all of you.
With all our love,
The Haas Family