In February 2014, Dane had his first seizure. Not knowing what was causing his seizures, Dane was sent to his local hospital. He was then immediately transferred to the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health and within a day Dane was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency. Dane’s body does not produce cortisol. Cortisol regulates your blood sugar, blood pressure, metabolism as well as other vital sources to your body. Dane now takes cortisol by mouth three times a day. Dane will have to take cortisol for the rest of his life as well as wear a medical ID bracelet so the EMT’s can treat him appropriately if needed. His treatment has allowed him to grow and he now has the energy of a normal seven-year-old. He uses that energy by playing basketball and soccer. “We were so lucky to have the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. They not only took care of Dane but took care of us,” said Melissa, Dane’s mother.

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