“Girl with silver eyes”: How this unique girl with unusual eyes lives now

The girl was born with a rare condition

From the moment Primrose was born in China, it was clear she was different. Her eyes were a silver color, as if they were made of pure silver. Unfortunately, Primrose was completely blind due to congenital glaucoma, a rare condition that can lead to irreversible eyesight loss. Her mother signed a waiver at the maternity hospital and she was placed in an orphanage a few days later.

Primrose, like all children, yearned for someone to pick her up and provide her with genuine parental care, love, and warmth. But no miracle occurred as the days, months, and years passed.

One day, Erin and Chris Austin, a couple from Georgia, came across a photo of Primrose on their Facebook feed. They immediately knew they wanted to adopt her, despite having a large family and two lovely children of their own.

After a lengthy adoption process, Primrose traveled to the US to join her new family. Though it was a difficult journey, the Austins have no regrets.

A year later, Chris and Erin shared how they felt after adopting Primrose. “There’s nothing wrong with her being blind,” says Chris. “And we shouldn’t feel sorry for her. When people find out she’s blind, they often say, ‘I’m sorry.’ And I say, ‘Why?’

Chris goes on to explain that when it comes to adoption, there’s something happening within the soul that’s hard to explain. For them, it was a sign from above that Primrose was meant to be their daughter.

Unfortunately, Primrose began experiencing excruciating eye pain eight months ago. After being diagnosed with severe blood pressure and retinal detachment in one eye, it was decided that the only solution was to remove her eyes. Though it was a difficult decision, the operation went well and Primrose smiled for the first time in months just two days later.

Primrose will receive eye implants, and her guardians hope for the best. “We hope that one day her biological parents will find peace of mind as they know that their daughter is safe, growing up in a loving family, and happy.”

Primrose is not the child that everyone avoids. She is quite happy because she is part of a large, loving family.


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