Cape Town boy with rare 'popcorn lung' disease finally home after 3-year hospital drama

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Travonne Rhoda suffers from a rare lung disease known as bronchiolitis obliterans. (PHOTO: Corrie Hansen)
Travonne Rhoda suffers from a rare lung disease known as bronchiolitis obliterans. (PHOTO: Corrie Hansen)

His bedroom looks like that of a typical six-year-old boy. Blue bedding sports pictures of cartoon characters and Springbok rugby-themed pillows bear testament to his adoration for Bok captain Siya Kolisi and teammate Cheslin Kolbe.

The bookcase is loaded with action figures, children’s Bibles and toy cars.

But an oxygen tank, a stand with an IV bag and an oxygen mask in the corner of the room tell another story about Travonne Rhoda’s life.

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