Allergic to Everything

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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme (center) plays with a toy car as parents Doug and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012. Hemme has eosinophilic esophagitis, where large numbers of immune cells normally triggered by foreign antigens like allergens line the esophagus, where they are not normally found.
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme picks through his toys in the living room of his home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Hemme loves toy cars and plays with one on the coffee table in the living room in his home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Hemme laughs while playing in his home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff John hugs his mother, Margie Hemme, after he runs through the living room in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Margie Hemme gives John a bottle in the living room of their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Doug and Margie Hemme sit for a portrait with their son John in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Margie Hemme gives John a bottle in the living room of their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme plays as parents Doug and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme (center) plays as parents Doug and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme plays with a toy car as parents Doug (right) and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme plays with a toy car as parents Doug and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme plays with a toy car as parents Doug and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme plays as parents Doug and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff 17-month-old John Hemme plays with a toy car as parents Doug and Margie Hemme are interviewed in their home in Martinez, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2012.

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