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‘Baby Jax’ on the road to recovery

Johnstown infant responding to treatment for rare skin disease

Jessica Valik cradles her son, Jackson Baldwin, in her Johnstown apartment Sunday afternoon. Since a bone marrow transplant last year, "Baby Jax" has made a strong recovery from a rare condition that causes his skin to fall off his body.
Jessica Valik cradles her son, Jackson Baldwin, in her Johnstown apartment Sunday afternoon. Since a bone marrow transplant last year, "Baby Jax" has made a strong recovery from a rare condition that causes his skin to fall off his body.
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Jessica Valik knew something was wrong by the desperate tone of her newborn’s cries. The young, single mother lay behind a curtain in a Nathan Littauer Hospital room, waiting for a look at what she had been told would be a hefty, healthy boy — her son, Jackson Baldwin. Instead, she listened to the shuffling feet of too many doctors and Jackson’s wails. Later, she learned the reason for all the rushing and medical attention: ...


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