Reports over the weekend alleged that Jack Letts now goes by the name Abu Muhammed and has been fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. His mom insisted it's all nonsense.
Photographer Darcy Mahady recorded his experience of leaving the country while it was still going through the aftermath of a natural disaster.
"I wouldn't say I was brave. Or maybe it is bravery, but the most important thing in my mind is to look objectively at the risks and decide whether or not you think you could help."