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Watch A Vision-Impaired Baby See His Mom For The First Time

Posted on June 14th, 2016


It’s remarkable to live in a day and age where we get a chance to witness a miracle in motion. This is one of those times. Four-month-old Leo Reppond of Seattle was given the gift of sight and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Born with oculocutaneous albinism, a condition that affects the colour of a person's hair, skin and eyes, and often results in eyesight issues, little Leo received a pair of thick rubber glasses designed by pediatric ophthalmologist Kenneth Wright. This special pair of glasses has changed Leo’s life by giving him the ability to see clearly for the very first time. 

Captured on video by Leo’s father David, this moment is one of the sweetest things you’ll ever lay eyes on. Seconds after receiving his glasses, we hear Leo’s mother greet him with a warm hello, after a moment of adjustment, the sheer joy on Leo’s face is undeniable. And lucky for us, we all got to experience this very sweet moment right along with them. 


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