Boy, 3, beams with joy as he tries on glasses and sees his parents’ faces for the 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 images
- Jaxon Emberton has a chromosomal abnormality known as DiGeorge syndrome
- Three-year-old has had two open-heart surgeries and has learning disabilities
- Recently, his parents learned that he had problems with his eyesight
- Footage shows him getting new glasses at the Children’s of Alabama hospital
This is the heartwarming moment a three-year-old got to see his parents’ faces for the first time after getting glasses.
Three-year-old Jaxon Emberton, who was born with a chromosomal abnormality known as DiGeorge syndrome, smiled with delight when his new glasses were placed on his head at the Children’s of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.
Footage shows the baby 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 vision problems until a doctor advised them on the type of strong contact lenses he would need.
Three-year-old Jaxon Emberton beams at his parents Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth when he sees their faces for the first time at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham on April 13
The baby 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 lit up as the world opened up to him was the confirmation we needed that the glasses were exactly what he needed.”
The footage was filmed on April 13 and has been widely shared online.
“His smile has captured the hearts of so many on social media – I remember watching the video the next morning and seeing how many views it already had and we were knocked out,” added Mr Emberton.
“It’s great 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.
“He adapted so well to someone who couldn’t really see anything, at least not with any sort of clarity, beyond 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 really see his surroundings! My heart is so full now!’
Due to Jaxon’s condition, he had his first open heart surgery when he was just 11 days old and his second when he was six weeks old.
Jaxon (pictured with parents Charles Emberton and Cassie Booth) was born with a chromosomal abnormality known as DiGeorge syndrome
The young boy had his first open heart surgery when he was just 11 days old. Doctors also had to perform a tracheotomy on Jaxon to help him breathe
The child, 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 tracheotomy on the baby because he couldn’t breathe 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 great! I’m so glad you shared this special moment!’
Another added: ‘I love it. He was like “oh wait, I can see you all now!”
Another user commented, “Great!”
Social media users praised the heartwarming scenes, with one thanking Jaxon’s parents for sharing the footage
DiGeorge syndrome, also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, is a condition caused when a small portion of chromosome 22 is missing from a person’s DNA.
This deletion results in poor development of various body systems and can cause learning and behavioral problems, heart defects, and bone, muscle and joint problems.
The genetic condition is diagnosed with a blood test.
Jaxon’s parents are currently raising funds for a new vehicle that will help house Jaxon’s wheelchair and equipment as he ages.
The family’s GoFundMe page can be visited here.
What is DiGeorge Syndrome?
DiGeorge syndrome is a condition that is present from birth and is caused by a problem with a person’s genes called the 22q11 deletion.
This is true 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 problems, including learning and behavioral problems and heart defects.
Speech and hearing problems – including temporary hearing loss – and mouth and feeding problems are also some of the most common problems resulting from 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 should be closely monitored and will regular hearing tests, blood tests, heart scans and measurements of their height and weight.