We love babies around here, so when we find a story about little ones, you can be sure we will share it with you. We just heard about an Iowa baby that was born with a very rare condition, leaving him blind. But just a couple of months later, he is able to see his mother’s face for the first time. You are going to love this story when you watch this video.
Little Everett was born with oculocutaneous albinism. Basically, his body does not produce melanin, the stuff that gives our skin, hair and eyes color. Some of the possible symptoms include vision problems, which Everett was exhibiting.
His parents noticed that his eyes would not track the motions of nearby objects, so they took him to a specialist in Warren County, Iowa for a checkup.
A few days later, his family filmed the first time he was able to see his mom. Special glasses were designed to correct his vision issue and to fit his tiny little head.
His parents were hoping that this wonderful video would help raise awareness. In a social media post where they shared the clip, they wrote “It is a rare disorder which seems to be misunderstood or not widely known about, but people with albinism can do anything everyone else can do. They just need some help with vision and protection from the sun.”
Since sharing their story, people have been taking to social media to comment and share stories, saying things like:
“I was in my 30s when I finally realized my vision was no longer 20/20. A co-worker let me borrow his glasses when I said I couldn’t read the tiny print on a PowerPoint being given. Was I ever surprised. The biggest shock after getting glasses was how beautiful and detailed the moon is. It had gradually become just a white ball to me and I didn’t remember that you can see the craters.”- D. Trump
“Love articles like this, the joy in the tiny tyke face is priceless.”- Lord Baltimore
“Now, that made me cry. The look on the baby’s face was priceless!”- Blondieof3kids
“Nice to wake up to a sorry like this one. Poor little soul is just beginning. Glad he has people who care.”- Liz in LA
“Get in line behind me if you want to kiss this sweet baby!”- Violets are Blue
“Oh my goodness! He’s just adorable! This is so wonderful that now he can see mom and dad!”- Janiah
“That little baby is adorable! Is it just me or does he sound like he’s actually answering his mom ?”- Stormie12345
“What a cutie! Love his mom’s sweet ‘mommy voice’”- ChiGirl
“you can see he exhales as if he’s to say ‘oh there you are clearly, you are beautiful mom!’”- Anon.
“Absolutely adorable baby and the parents joy and happiness is easy to hear. Blessings to all.”- Middleamerican
“What a little cutie pie! Great smile, so glad he can see clearly now.”- Conservativegurl
“What a sweet sweet baby. Happy that was an easy fix.”- Melly
“Beautiful moment. A welcome change to be brought to tears, by a heart warming story.”- JackieG
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