Cord-blood research raises parents’ hopes

Stem-cell infusion revives 3-year-old son

Posted: January 27, 2013 at 4:06 a.m.

Occupational therapist Heather Johnson works with Drake Haynes, 3, at ACCESS school in Little Rock on Friday. “If it wasn’t for the cord blood, I would be the mother of a wheelchair-bound child who was lifeless,” Drake’s mother, Nicole Haynes, says.

On a chilly winter evening, Drake Haynes, 3, scampers around his grandparents’ living room, nimbly scaling furniture and making silly faces at his baby sister, Cambri.

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