You may have actually seen Louise before. When she was only 6 months old, a video of her getting glasses and seeing her mom for the first time went viral. It now has over 14 million views!
She had been diagnosed with albinism only four months prior to that video. Albinism is a group of conditions that affect pigmentation of hair, eyes, and skin.
Outside of light sensitivity and some vision impairment, Louise will be able to live a mostly normal life.
When she was young, Louise’s mother, Megan McMorris, would sing as a way to bond with her daughter. She remembers when Louise was only one month old, she would stretch out her arms as she listened to the worship song “Hallelujah.”
There’s even an emotionally adorable video of her trying to sing along with her mom to the timeless hymn “Amazing Grace.” It was a perfect song that depicted Louise’s journey at the time.
Especially the line that goes, “T’was blind but now I see.”
Megan’s faith has continued to be an anchor as she and her husband learn how to make sure their daughter has as normal of a life as possible.
When Louise’s parents first found out about their daughter’s diagnosis, they went to the internet to research and were shocked by what they found.
“We were frightened and we didn’t know what to do,” her mother, Megan McMorris, said.
That’s why Megan hopes to encourage other families who have loved ones with albinism by sharing Louise’s journey on social media.
Three years later, Megan still posts on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube not only sharing her daughter in some of the cutest outfits, but also shedding light on albinism.
She said, “Albinism is truly beautiful and nothing to fear, something to embrace. We just want to provide hope and inspiration to families in the same situation.”
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