Last year, a woman identified as Kiara moved many to tears after she shared a touching story of her beautiful daughter, Kensley Ayanna, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, Anophthalmia which is the absence of one or both eyes. These rare disorders develop during pregnancy and can be associated with other birth defects).
The mother realized that her daughter was blind a day after she gave birth. This left her heartbroken and below is what she shared on social media.
“When we found out I was having a baby girl, I was so excited and started planning her whole life out in my head. Dance schools, gymnastics, modelling etc. All cute things that little girls do. And to top it off, my best friend proposed to me, taking the next step to making our family one! Life was looking up and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I ate all kinds of healthy foods, drank the best water, Google was life and avocado became my best friend lol. The day came on 3.15.2017 at 5:34 am after having labour pains for almost two days. It was a natural and easy birth and God blessed me with a beautiful baby girl – Kensley Ayanna.
BUT I NOTICED SOMETHING.. IT WAS A BIG LUMP UNDER HER LEFT EYE AND HER EYES WERE SWOLLEN. I ASKED THE NURSES AND DOCTORS I SAW THAT DAY AND EVERYONE TOLD ME IT WOULD GO DOWN, NOT TO WORRY ABOUT IT. BUT I PRESSED ON BECAUSE I WANTED HER TO OPEN HER EYES.. TO SEE ME AND HER DAD. THE NEXT DAY WE WERE HIT WITH HEARTBREAKING NEWS. “WE DIDN’T FIND ANY”, IS WHAT THEY SAID TO US. MY HEART FELL TO MY STOMACH. MY FIANCÉ BROKEN LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
In an instant, it pulled us closer together. With my mom by my side, they helped me to be STRONG. I had no other choice. It felt like a dream. My baby girl has a rare genetic disorder called Anophthalmia (born without eyes).
Like what? Why me? Why her? But I soon realized what was best for her was me and what was best for me was her! Today I no longer have those questions. God makes no mistakes. During ultrasounds, she would cover her face or turn her head because she was meant to be here. I will treat my daughter as normal because she is normal. A healthy baby girl who has the advantage of not seeing the ugliness in the world the way I do. To meet and love someone for who they are, not what they see. To surpass all limitations and expectations. Kensley will have to work a little harder but yes, I will see to it as her mother that NOTHING stands in her way. For now, my eyes are hers and I will show my daughter nothing but love…”
Well, baby Kensley Ayanna was recently fitted for her prosthetic eyes and she can now see. Born on March 15, 2017, the beautiful girl celebrated her 1st birthday a few days ago and her parents are grateful.
“MARCH 15TH 2017 KENSLEY AYANNA WAS BORN ! ON THAT DAY I CARRIED SO MANY MIXED EMOTIONS WHICH AT THIS POINT DOESN’T EVEN MATTER! I’M NOT IN THAT PLACE ANYMORE I LOVE MY DAUGHTER BEYOND WORDS EVERY FEAR I HAD FOR THOSE FIRST COUPLE OF MONTHS ARE LONG GONE ! YOU EXCEED EXPECTATIONS. IT WAS SO MUCH INFO THEY GAVE US AND IT DIDN’T SOUND GOOD AT ALLL HONESTLY.😐 BUT YOU SHOWED OUT KENZ .YOU SURPRISE ANYONE WHO HAS EVER WORKED WITH YOU . THEY LOVE YOUR COURAGE AND DETERMINATION. YOUR NO DIFFERENT DAUGHTER AND DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU ,YOU ARE ! YOUR SPECIAL.TO ME AND TO THE WORLD . YOU BRING JOY AND LAUGHTER INTO EVERY ROOM YOU ENTER. I HONESTLY WOULD’NT HAVE YOU ANY OTHER WAY . YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE! SMART, FUNNY, HAPPY , PLAYFUL ,FEARLESS, INSPIRATIONAL AND SO MUCH MORE ! I LOVE YOU DAUGHTER AND I’M GLAD GOD CHOSE ME TO BE YOUR MOM,” READ THE EMOTIONAL MESSAGE BY AYANNA’S MOTHER.
The young family has thanked everyone who supported them and has revealed that soon they will share their life journey.
“SO KENZ IS GOING VIRAL AGAIN 😩😩. THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT ,YOUR KIND WORDS ,YOUR BLESSINGS AND SO MUCH MORE!’