It was one of the most horrific things to see in photographs of your own child: Julie Fitzgerald finds strange spots in 2-year-old Avery’s eyes. Though the discovery was frightening, this also led to the early detection of cancer that saved little’s Avery’s life.

It turns out that the medical condition affects 75% of little Avery’s left eye. There were tumors covering that huge portion in his eyes!

Within weeks of the discovery, Avery’s eye was surgically removed to prevent the cancer from spreading to his brain and other parts of the body. Sadly, the child lost his left eye but his life was saved.

The family is waiting for word from the doctor whether Avery had to undergo chemotherapy but remain optimistic the child will be cancer-free after the eye has been removed.

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