By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com
Published: 01:01 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 01:24 GMT, 2 March 2019
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
'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
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