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Boy, 3, beams with joy when he tries on glasses and sees his parents’ faces for first time [Video]

Three-year-old boy beams with joy when he tries on glasses and sees his parents’ faces for the first time in adorable footage

  • Three-year-old Jaxon beams at parents after he tries on glasses for the first time
  •  Infant, who has learning difficulties, takes in his surroundings at the hospital
  • Jaxon was born with a chromosomal abnormality know as DiGeorge syndrome

This is the heartwarming moment a three-year-old was able to see his parents’ faces properly for the first time after being given a pair of glasses.

Three-year-old Jaxon Emberton, who was born with a chromosomal abnormality know as DiGeorge syndrome, smiled with delight as his new glasses were placed on his head at Children’s of Alabama hospital in Birmingham on April 13.

Footage shows the infant beaming at his parents Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth as he takes in his surroundings.

Jaxon’s parents said they initially struggled to believe their son had issues with his eyesight until a doctor advised them on the type of strong lenses he would need.  

Three-year-old Jaxon Emberton beams at his parents Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth as he sees their faces for the first time at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham on April 13

The infant smiles as his parents

Jaxon beams with joy

The infant smiles at his parents and takes in his surroundings after the glasses are placed on his head

Mr Emberton said: ‘Once we put those glasses on him it was one of the most amazing moments. 

‘Seeing his little face light up when the world opened up for him was all the confirmation we needed that the glasses were exactly what he needed.

‘His smile has captured the hearts of so many on social media – I remember looking at the video the next morning and seeing how many views he’d already gotten and we were floored.

‘It’s amazing to read all the comments and see just how his smile can brighten someone’s day.’

In a statement on social media, Jaxon’s mother later wrote: ‘Until recently, we had no idea how bad Jaxon’s eyesight really was. 

‘He adapted so well for someone who couldn’t really see anything, at least not with any kind of clarity, past his own nose. 

‘My heart has been broken for weeks since we found out. Today Jax got his glasses! And for the first time, he can actually see his surroundings! My heart is so full right now!’   

As a result of Jaxon’s condition, he underwent his first open heart surgery when he was just 11-days-old and a second open heart surgery at six-weeks-old. 

Jaxon (pictured with parents Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth) was born with a chromosomal abnormality know as DiGeorge syndrome

Jaxon (pictured with parents Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth) was born with a chromosomal abnormality know as DiGeorge syndrome

The young 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 young 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 hospital, will have to undergo at least two more surgeries in the future. 

Doctors also had to perform a tracheostomy on the infant as he was unable to breath without the help of a ventilator.  

After Jaxon’s parents shared the footage on social media, viewers praised the emotional scenes, with one calling the toddler ‘absolutely precious’. 

One person wrote: ‘This is amazing! I’m so happy you shared this special moment!’ 

While another added: ‘I love it. He was like ”oh wait, I can see y’all now!”’

Another user commented: ‘Amazing!’    

Social media users praised the heartwarming scenes, with one thanking Jaxon's parents for sharing the footage

Social media users praised the heartwarming scenes, with one thanking Jaxon’s parents for sharing the footage

DiGeorge syndrome is a condition which is present from birth and is caused by a problem with a person’s genes, called 22q11 deletion.

This is where a small piece of genetic material is missing from a person’s DNA. 

The genetic condition, which is diagnosed with a blood test, can cause a range of difficulties including learning and behavioural problems, heart defects and bone, muscle and joint problems.

Jaxon’s parents are currently raising funds for a new vehicle which will help accommodate Jaxon’s wheelchair and equipment as he grows older. 

The family’s GoFundMe page can be visited here.

What is DiGeorge syndrome?

DiGeorge syndrome is a condition which is present from birth and is caused by a problem with a person’s genes, called 22q11 deletion.

This is where a small piece of genetic material is missing from a person’s DNA and happens by chance.

The genetic condition, which is diagnosed with a blood test, can cause a range of difficulties including learning and behavioural problems and heart defects.  

Speech and hearing problems – including temporary hearing loss – and mouth and feeding problems are also some of the most common issues that come about due to the condition.   

The condition can also cause hormone problems and bone, muscle and joint problems.    

As there is currently no cure for DiGeorge syndrome, those with the condition have to be closely monitored and will have regular hearing tests, blood tests, heart scans and measurements of their height and weight.  

Source: NHS

 

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