Hayes the Brave
Vicki Bowman comforts her 9-year-old son Hayes at a Maconaquah home basketball game on January 6, 2017, as Hayes' dad Ned looks over the roster. Even when Hayes is exhausted and feeling ill, he still wants to make it to the games to watch the Maconaquah Braves basketball team play. Hayes has a chromosome disorder, which causes many health problems for him. He's not able to digest food properly and wears a feeding pump inside a backpack, he has an immune deficiency, and he has mitochondrial disease, which causes him to have low energy.
Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo Tribune