DENVER (CBS4) – An emotional video showing a Denver child as she wore special glasses that allowed her to “see” her mother for the first time has captured the heart of the Internet.
8-month-old Louise McMorris was born with albinism, a condition in which a person lacks the natural pigments that give the body its skin tone, and hair and eye color.
Many who suffer from albinism also have serious vision problems, and that certainly seemed to be the case with the child, said mother Megan McMorris.
Eye doctors prescribed special lenses for Louise. Once finished, the video recorded the moment she put them on.
Louise appears to break into a huge smile after her mother started speaking.
“Once she could actually see me, it’s like ‘Oh hi that’s you’,” Megan McMorris told ABC’s “Good Morning America”. “She’s happy. At least she didn’t start crying.”
McMorris also says the new glasses has allowed Louise to play with her brother Mason, since she can now see clearly what she is doing.
The video has attracted over five-and-a-half million views in just two weeks.
“She’s able to reach out for things because she can see them now,” McMorris told ABC News of Louise’s new ability. “If I walk into a room, I can tell she can see something.”
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