Cameron’s smile – By Carla Golledge

cameronOn 10th December 2012, our lives were changed forever when our son Cameron entered the world. He was born with a rare genetic condition called Norrie Disease, which was discovered at 8 weeks old.

Being told my son has no vision will be etched in my mind for ever. That day broke my heart, I could of never imagined a way forward. For months i spent the days sobbing into my pillow. I wanted to bundle my baby in bubble wrap and escape from reality. Every hour of every day i spent online, looking up the what ifs, but no amount of research would ever prepare me for the road ahead. And what a tough but rewarding one it has been. I could never imagine feeling a love so strong before. He has touched my heart and changed me for the better.

Can you remember the first time your baby smiled? I prayed for that day for so long. Wondering would it ever come? Of course it did, and wow didnt it mean the world. Every single tiny milestone is a maasive one, celebrated with pride. Cameron never learnt to crawl, but doesnt mean he will never learn to walk. He amazes me every single day. He is the light in our lives, alongside his rock of a sister! I have learnt to no longer judge, being different is OK.

These past 3 years certainly have not gone without the heartaches. Watching my sweet young boy go through endless operations and treatments. But we can see light at the end of the tunnel. Our journey has led us to some amazing inspirational people, who we are lucky enough to have in our lives!

Setting up ‘Camerons Smile’ Facebook page has been a real positive experience. Getting to share our sons journey with others, lets us know we are not alone in this world. If we even get to help others thats a bonus. Reading everyones comments gives us hope for Cameron, its not such a bad world out there and he is going to do just fine! Anyone who knows him will know why his page is called what it is. His smile will change your life forever.

Carla Golledge

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