Three-year-old Jaxon Emberton, who was born with a chromosomal abnormality known as DiGeorge syndrome, beamed with delight as her new glasses were fitted to her head at the Children’s of Alabama hospital in Birmingham.
The images show the baby smiling at his parents, Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth, as he takes in his surroundings.
Jaxon’s parents said they initially struggled to believe that their son had vision problems until a doctor advised them on the type of strong glasses he would need.
La emotiva historia de un niño que se ilumina de felicidad al ver los rostros de sus padres por primera vez – Amazing Noticias
Three-year-old Jaxon Emberton smiles at her parents Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth when she sees their faces for the first time at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham on April 13.
The baby smiles at his parents and observes his surroundings after the glasses are placed on his head.
Mr Emberton said: “Once we got those glasses on him, it was one of the most incredible moments.”
“Seeing his little face light up as the world opened up to him was all the confirmation we needed that the glasses were exactly what he needed.”
“His smile of his has captured the hearts of many on social media. I remember looking at the video the next morning and seeing how many views he had already gotten and our jaws dropped,” Emberton added.
“It’s amazing to read all the comments and see how his smile can brighten someone’s day.”
Jaxon’s mother later wrote on social media: “Until recently, we had no idea how bad Jaxon’s eyesight really was.”
She suited herself very well for someone who couldn’t really see anything, at least not with any kind of clarity, beyond her own nose.
‘My heart has been broken for weeks since we found out. Today Jax got the glasses from him! And for the first time, he can actually see his surroundings! My heart is so full right now!’
Due to Jaxon’s condition, he underwent his first open-heart surgery when he was just 11 days old and his second at six weeks.
The boy underwent his first open-heart surgery when he was just 11 days old. Doctors also had to perform a tracheostomy on Jaxon to help him breathe.
The infant, who also spent the first 255 days of his life in the hospital, will have to undergo at least two more surgeries in the future.
Doctors also had to perform a tracheostomy on the baby, as he was unable to breathe without the help of a ventilator.
After Jaxon’s parents shared the images on social media, viewers praised the emotional scenes, with one calling the boy “absolutely gorgeous.”
One person wrote: ‘This is amazing! I am so happy that you shared this special moment!’
Another added: ‘I love it. He was like “Oh wait, I can see all of you now!”
Another user commented: ‘Amazing!’