Tanya Carnahan has always been worldly.
The daughter of globetrotting missionaries, Carnahan, 42, of Boise, was born in Morocco and lived in six countries by the time she was a teenager.
Eventually, things settled down and she started a family of her own on the outskirts of Seattle.
Life was good. Then — inexplicably — her family, including her newborn son, started getting sick. Tanya and her husband, Trevor, were coughing, wheezing, and even experiencing bouts of memory loss. The baby suffered from much of the same, but also sudden nosebleeds.
Something wasn’t right. An investigation showed their house was infested with mold. The family pediatrician suggested a drier climate would help the baby’s health. The pediatrician casually suggested someplace like Phoenix or Boise.
Boise? Carnahan was intrigued and came to check it out.
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