NBC News Update on Alexis Shapiro - Cincinnati Children's Blog

NBC News Update on Alexis Shapiro

NBC News continues to follow Alexis Shapiro, the young girl from Texas who came to Cincinnati Children’s for surgery to help her lose weight. Her story got national attention because she was a normal-sized girl until removal of a benign brain tumor caused damage to the part of her brain that controls appetite.

In this report from NBC News, Alexis’s mother discusses how life has changed for Alexis since the surgery was performed in March by Dr. Thomas Inge.

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  1. Sharry Addisona December 18, 21:00
    Thank you all, for sharing these wonderful stories with all of us. It is truly an opportunity to stay in tune with our magnificent CCHMC Merry Christmas to all Sharry