Jasmine Latham comforts her healthy son, Kaivon, 3, while in a waiting room at Erlanger Hospital. Kaivon's brother, Bryson Johnson, 1, and Jasmine's mother, Melissa Latham, watch TV nearby. Latham says that Kaivon will sometimes act out when the family spends lots of time in hospitals. Jasmine's two other sons, Bryson and his brother Tre, 2, have been diagnosed with IPEX Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that is fatal without a bone marrow transplant, and their family will have to spend almost a year in Cincinnati while the siblings receive transplants and recover.
Photo by Doug Strickland .
published Friday, July 5th, 2013