Danielle is the proud mother of a very special toddler named Kai. She lovingly refers to him as her “sour patch kid,” and it’s an apt reference to their story, one filled with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Kai was diagnosed with a rare medical condition called Beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration disorder (BPAN), a progressive disease that damages the nervous system, and there is no cure. First it’s sour, then it’s sweet. A sour patch kid story, for sure.