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Hayden Alvermann was born with red spots and eventually diagnosed with primary juvenile xanthogranuloma and secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, two rare blood diseases.

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When Hayden Alvermann was born on Dec. 8, it didn't take long for doctors to figure out something was wrong.

The son of Eric and Shannon (Briese) Alvermann of Clear Lake, Hayden was born with red spots all over his body, said Shannon. Doctors weren't that concerned about them until later, when Hayden was given his first set of vaccinations and wouldn't stop bleeding.

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That's when the tests started, Shannon said.

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