A young mother took to her social media page to share the really
heartbreaking story of how she found out that her daughter was born
Kiara Shanee’s story has gone viral and she has raised over $14K out
of the $10k fund she appealed for, to secure her daughter’s future.
“When we found out I
was having a baby girl, I was so excited and started planning her whole
life out in my head. Dance schools, gymnastics, modelling etc. All cute
things that little girls do. And to top it off, my best friend proposed
to me, taking the next step to making our family one!
Life was looking up and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I ate
all kinds of healthy foods, drank the best water, Google was life and
avocado became my best friend lol.
The day came on 3.15.2017 at 5:34am after having labour pains for
almost two days. It was a natural and easy birth and God blessed me with
a beautiful baby girl – Kensley Ayanna. But I noticed something.. it
was a big lump under her left eye and her eyes were swollen. I asked the
nurses and doctors I saw that day and everyone told me it would go
down, not to worry about it. But I pressed on because I wanted her to
open her eyes.. to see me and her dad. The next day we were hit with
heart breaking news. “We didn’t find any”, is what they said to us.
My heart fell to my stomach. My fiancé broken like never before. In
an instant it pulled us closer together. With my mom by my side, they
helped me to be STRONG. I had no other choice. It felt like a dream. My
baby girl has a rare genetic disorder called Anophthalmia (born without
eyes). Like what? Why me? Why her? But I soon realised what was best for
her was me and what was best for me was her! Today I no longer have
God makes no mistakes. During ultrasounds she would cover her face or
turn her head because she was meant to be here. I will treat my
daughter as normal because she is normal. A healthy baby girl who has
the advantage of not seeing the ugliness in the world the way I do.
To meet and love someone for who they are, not what they see. To
surpass all limitations and expectations. Kensley will have to work a
little harder but yes, I will see to it as her mother that NOTHING
stands in her way. For now my eyes are hers and I will show my daughter
nothing but how to be the strongest and smartest black woman there is
with all the confidence in the world!”