Another year in isolation? That's great news for one San Diego family

Another year in isolation? That's great news for one San Diego family

SAN DIEGO — On a recent grocery run, Katie Luckesen noticed something new: She wasn’t the only shopper wearing a face mask and gloves.“And this time,” she added, “I didn’t get any funny looks!”If anyone was ready for the current era of social distancing and hypercleanliness, it was the Luckesens. For more than two years, this South San Diego family has lived in lockdown to protect their youngest member.Charlie Luckesen was born in November 2017 without a thymus, the gland that transforms stem cells into T cells able to fight infections and disease. Lacking this essential piece of the immune sy...

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