Jasmine, now at home full-time to take care of Kaya, rocks her daughter as they sit on their living room couch while Kaya’s brother, Jameson, sleeps in the background Jan. 31. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jasmine, now at home full-time to take care of Kaya, rocks her daughter as they sit on their living room couch while Kaya’s brother, Jameson, sleeps in the background Jan. 31. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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