July 16, 2012
Born with DiGeorge syndrome, Peyton Kaehler is missing part of chromosome 22, causing a host of issues. She must travel with her family every two months to get expert medical care. A team of area health-care providers is hoping to change the situation for Peyton and other children with a local dedicated medical center.
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Kara Jenkins' life is ruled by medical appointments. Her family's routine pivots on road conditions, dependable transportation and the health of their little girls ... one in particular. If she and Jason Kaehler are lucky, the couple can get their daughter Peyton into several specialists in one or two days, meaning home life is that much less disrupted, the Waitsburg couple said. Still, about every two months, the family is on the road, headed to Spokane and beyond to take the 18-month-old to see as many doctors as there are fingers on her tiny hands, or nearly so.