Jones Announced as December Hot Shot

Alexis Jones, daughter of Travis and Nichole Jones and Mikaela Pauley, has been named the December 31, 2023 Hot Shot.  She is 10 years old and is a diehard Muskies fan. Alexis was diagnosed with a rare disease affecting her adrenal gland after seeking treatment in the emergency department for a life-threatening hypoglycemic seizure.  Her Floyd Valley pediatrician, Dr. Jolene Meis, and her endocrinologist work together to help Alexis and her family manage her complex diagnoses.

Alexis has additional diagnoses of an overactive thyroid and diabetes insipidus.  She is receiving a growth hormone and takes cortisol replacement three times a day to treat her adrenal gland disease.  Adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate metabolism, the immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other essential body functions.  Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder that causes the body to produce too much urine, which can quickly lead to the loss of too much fluid and electrolytes for your body to function properly.  Severe dehydration can lead to seizures, permanent brain damage or death.

Please join us in celebrating Alexis, our December Hot Shot!

The Sioux City Musketeers, in partnership with Floyd Valley Healthcare (FVH) began the Hot Shots program in 2018.  This program was created with the goal of honoring FVH pediatric patients who have chronic health issues. We are excited to give children an opportunity to have a fun time with their family, cheer on the team and just enjoy being a kid for a night.