Baby born without eyes - WKRN News 2

Baby born without eyes

Posted: Updated:
DENVER, CO - Chet Oliver Smith was born May 27 with eyelids but without eyes.  He is currently at  ocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver receiving treatment.

The rare condition, known as Anophthalmia, affects one in about 250,000 people.  He's already had three surgeries, including one to correct a blocked nasal passageway which is not allowing him to breathe properly. Doctors say he will need additional surgeries as well and prosthetics for his eyes eventually. 

A family friend, started a Go Fund Me page to help Chet's parents, Samantha and Kyle Smith, with medical costs.  The goal is to raise at least $20,000 and so far almost $15,000 has been raised.  CLICK HERE to view gofundme page.

Zip Code Weather!
Get a local weather report and a 10-day forecast by typing in your zip code!
Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.