Sofia Fia Adam
“10 years ago my husband and I walked in to Elias Gatos clinic emBIO. We met this wonderful man with kind eyes and smiley face. We asked him: “Hi, we want a baby. By the way, I’m heart-transplanted, is that a problem?”
Elias Gatos froze for a second and than he answered: “I don’t know. I don’t think it has ever been done before.”
That was the beginning of a difficult and wonderful journey in the world of IVF.
Elias Gatos did his research and I did mine. And then with the first attempt we had a success. I Was Pregnant!
Unfortunately this pregnancy wasn’t without complications, like many IVF pregnancies are, and ended by the end of the 6th month. This was hard for all of us, but during the whole process Elias Gatos didn’t leave my side for one minute. He was present all the time either on the telephone, any hour of the day, or early mornings or evenings at IASO. This wasn’t a special treatment for me, this is how Elias is. He’s there for all his patients all the time. I don’t know how he manage to always have time for each and everyone of us.
The loss of the babies didn’t let us down. We got up on our feet and started a series of new treatments. After almost 2 years, in May 2004, I was pregnant again and this time without complications. We were all very cautious and I spent 36 weeks at home on the sofa or in my bed. Nothing unusual for many of us.
So finally in early January 2005 our precious most beautiful baby-girl was born with pink cheeks and nose. We had never seen anything like her, it was love at the first moment!
Elias, you are one of the kindest, most giving and loving people I know. With you, by anyones side, there is nothing to fear when it comes to IVF. You are truly amazing and a great man. During these years you have had other difficult tasks that have been great successes. Yesterday we read the wonderful news of a kidney-transplated woman giving birth to 2 twin girls. I wish you always to be as lucky and successful in your continuing work, giving other couples the greatest gift of all. A Family!
To complete the hard work we had done. 13 months later our beautiful handsome baby-boy came to the world. He was a surprise to all of us since he was homemade!
Our biggest respect and love to you Elias!
Sofia and Kostas”