Mother and infant son are kicked off American Airline flight because of genetic ...

'I have never been so humiliated in my life': Mother says she and her one-year-old son were kicked off an American Airlines flight because they suffer from a rare skin condition Jordan Flake had boarded a flight from El Paso, Texas, to Dallas in an effort to visit her husband, Chris, before he deployed for the military  The South Carolina mother had her young son, Jackson, with her for the Thursday flight Flake explained to the staff member that she and Jackson had a rare genetic skin condition called Ichthyosis She was told by a member of the crew that she needed a doctor's letter to fly and was removed from the aircraft  The genetic condition is characterized 'by dry, scaling skin that may be thickened or very thin,' and effects more than 16,000 babies a year 'Happy Rare Disease Day! Quit being ignorant and take the time to listen to people! I shouldn’t have to explain myself,' she said on a Facebook post

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:01 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 01:24 GMT, 2 March 2019

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A South Carolina mother and her baby son were allegedly kicked off an American Airlines flight on Thursday because of their rare genetic skin condition. 

Jordan Flake had boarded a flight from El Paso, Texas, to Dallas to visit her husband, Chris Flake, before he deployed for the military. She had her one-year-old son Jackson with her. 

'Jackson and I were just discriminated against...big time!' she posted on Facebook Thursday, including a picture of her on board an aircraft with her baby in her lap.

She continued: 'We boarded our American Airlines flight where everyone smiled and talked to Jackson. Before take off a man (employee called on flight to handle the situation) came up to my row and asked the 2 men sitting next to me to get up. 

Jordan Flake had boarded an American Airline flight from El Paso, Texas, to Dallas with her one-year-old son Jackson on Tuesday

Jordan Flake had boarded an American Airline flight from El Paso, Texas, to Dallas with her one-year-old son Jackson on Tuesday

'He then quietly asked me about “my rash” and if I had a letter from a doctor stating it was ok for me to fly.'

She had been trying to visit her husband - Chris Flake - before he deployed for the military

She had been trying to visit her husband - Chris Flake - before he deployed for the military

Flake explained to the staff member that she and Jackson had a rare genetic skin condition called Ichthyosis.

The genetic condition is characterized 'by dry, scaling skin that may be

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