It’s not unusual for parents to be constantly taking pictures of their kids… especially these days. Hell, these days it’s not uncommon for anyone to take pictures of literally everything that happens to them!
ANYWAY, as I was saying, parents take pictures of their kids A LOT. In fact, parents (and the rest of us) take so many pictures that half the time we don’t actually take the time to look at the pictures we’ve taken because of the sheer, vast amount of them all.
For one mother who lives in Oregon, however, taking time to take a second look at her daughter’s eyes in a photo changed their lives forever.
Elly Smith noticed that one of her daughter’s eyes lit up in one of her photos in a pretty distinct way… a totally different way from the other one.
Luckily, Elly then decided to follow up with then 2-year-old Gracie’s pediatrician. The Pediatrician then referred little Gracie to an eye doctor… who then delivered her and Elly some terrible, terrible news. Back in May 2016, several tumors were found in Gracie’s little eye. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a form of cancer that develops in the retina.
Retinoblastoma is the most common eye cancer in children.
The little girl then bravely battled with her family by her side and (some great news here at least) is doing great today! Elly decided that it was SUPER important to share with other parents the seemingly innocuous hint that led to Gracie’s diagnosis… and I couldn’t agree with her more.
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