After sending an email to the National Institute of Health in Maryland in 2007 I received this response:
"...Dr Stratakis agreed that we would accept her for evaluation..."
After sending a disk of Alex's pituitary MRI (that had been read as "clear" by a radiologist) I received this response From Dr. Ian McCutcheon, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, on New Year's Eve 2007:
"...there is indeed a lesion occupying much of the right half of the pituitary gland..."
And from Dr Friedman, on Easter Sunday 2008 I received this:
"I THINK THAT IS ENOUGH FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CUSHING'S. PLEASE FAX ME BACK THE CONSENT. HAVE YOU DECIDED ON A SURGEON?"
Where would we be without computers and email? I don't think it's an exaggeration to say I don't think Alex would be alive today.