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The Zablocki Family: IQAir helps 2-year-old survive in NYC
Idan Zablocki was only 8 months old when he was diagnosed with Hyper IgM, a rare immune disorder. Bacteria, viruses and fungi are a continuous threat to his health. Unlike other young children in his Upper West Side neighborhood in Manhattan, Idan cannot go to daycare or ride on the subway. Outings to nearby Central Park are brief and infrequent. Germs that would cause only sniffles and sneezes for others could be fatal for Idan. But inside his home, two IQAir air purifiers keep him safe around the clock.
IQAir system(s) selected by The Zablocki Family: HealthPro Plus
He cannot go to daycare or ride on the subway. Outings to nearby Central Park are brief and infrequent. Germs that would cause only sniffles and sneezes for others could be fatal for Idan Zablocki. At only 8 months old, Idan was diagnosed with Hyper IgM, a rare genetic disorder that affects one in half a million babies. The disorder compromises Idan’s immune system. Bacteria, viruses and fungi that are easily handled by a healthy immune system are a constant threat to those with Hyper IgM.
That’s why Idan’s physicians insisted the family should invest in a medical-grade air cleaner.
“I think I read every review out there about HEPA filters,” says Akiva Zablocki, the boy’s father. “IQAir was the only filter on the market that had the ability to filter out microbes — including viruses — and other airborne particles as small as 0.003 microns. That was the key for us.”
When the family traveled to Seattle for a bone marrow transplant for Idan later that year, they packed their HealthPro Plus to take with them.
“We took only a few possessions, but you better believe our IQAir went all the way across the country with us,” Akiva says. “We shipped it out by express mail two days before we arrived, and it stayed in our Seattle apartment until the day we left.”
After returning to New York, Idan’s parents bought a second IQAir system for their living room.
“Our son is now 2 years old, and he rarely catches a cold,” says Akiva. “We credit IQAir for that fact.” Akiva says the entire family is healthier and happier with the two IQAir HealthPro systems providing a steady supply of clean, medical-grade air to breathe. “The air purifiers keep the air in our apartment clean and free of germs. When someone in our household is sick, we turn the IQAir systems up to full speed, which gives us tremendous peace of mind. We even drag one from room to room in our house when we clean.”
Akiva recommends the IQAir HealthPro Plus for any family that is serious about breathing the cleanest air possible — especially families with allergies or asthma.
“IQAir makes it possible to have Idan safe at home instead of in the hospital,” he says. “Thank you, IQAir.”
For more information on Idan’s progress in fighting Hyper IgM visit his website: www.idanmyhero.com.