Amazing baby born with no eyes in South Wales

April 3, 2015 12:58 pm

 One child born with horns, another one born without a nose and now a
new baby born without eyes. Care worker , 24, and her
partner, Andrew
Smith, 31, from South Wales  welcomed a daughter two months ago – a baby
with no eyes. Danielle said she knew there was something horrible wrong
with her child because a routine scan when she was pregnant showed her
child had a cyst on the brain but she refused to have an abortion. After
the child was born, doctors confirmed she had anophthalmia, a birth
defect which affects just one in 10,000 babies.

“It was a shock – we had never heard of it before. But she is our
gorgeous baby and we have no regrets about turning down a termination.”
Danielle said

“We want to give Daisy as normal a life as possible and give her the
same opportunities as other children. We had never heard of the
condition before and neither had any of our friends or family. People
didn’t really know what to say when we told them.

“The cyst showed up on the 21-week scan and naturally we were worried
about it. But none of the doctors said our baby could be born blind.
Everyone has been really supportive and I can’t thank the doctors and
midwives enough for all of their help.”

Little Daisy will later this month go for an operation to fit glass
eyes. And when she’s 18months old, they will be replaced with painted
eyes that will look more natural.

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