Libby Horatis, 45, is shown with her son Alexander, 12, who has primary ciliary dyskinesia (a disorder which affects the respiratory tract and abnormally positions internal organs). The two are in her mobile home in Florida City.
Libby Horatis, 45, is shown with her son Alexander, 12, who has primary ciliary dyskinesia (a disorder which affects the respiratory tract and abnormally positions internal organs). The two are in her mobile home in Florida City. CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiherald.com
Libby Horatis, 45, is shown with her son Alexander, 12, who has primary ciliary dyskinesia (a disorder which affects the respiratory tract and abnormally positions internal organs). The two are in her mobile home in Florida City. CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiherald.com

Diagnosed with a variety of conditions, his mom just wants ‘a better quality of life for him’

November 27, 2016 07:00 PM

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