When 25-year-old Taylor Dunnavant of Saint Clair, Missouri, found out she was pregnant with her second child, she was ecstatic.
Instead of gaining weight and having weird cravings, Dunnavant lost weight and could barely tolerate a bite of food. Her doctors assured her everything would be okay, but she still felt like a first-time mom — completely clueless and unsure about what was ahead.
As soon as her beautiful baby girl was born, however, everyone in the delivery room was shocked: The cutie had a head full of hair that was as white as snow!
Terrified and concerned about her little girl’s health, Dunnavant shot a worried look across the room at her husband, Chris.
‘How did she get white hair? What caused white hair? Is she okay?’” Dunnavant worry.
In addition to having a head full of winter-white hair, her daughter, named Noralynn Kay, also had silver eyes that were tinted red. Noralynn soon became the talk of the hospital — even nurses were stopping by just to see her one-of-a-kind features. It turns out, her daughter was diagnosed with albinism .
Thankfully, all of Dunnavant’s fears about her daughter’s health were shut down. Although her daughter was diagnosed with albinism, she was healthy.
“She will most likely need some type of corrective lenses, like glasses,” Dunnavant wrote. “We will forever have to lather her up in the highest SPF of sunscreen that we can find and there’s chance that she could have trouble with hearing.
However, everything that the specialist mentioned was manageable. This entire time I was horrified over all things that could be managed. A weight was lifted off my shoulders. She is healthy, just different.”
Brooklyn told me that her sister was a snow fairy, and then she informed me that she was related to Elsa” Dunnavant said.
Before Noralynn, the Dunnavant family knew little about albinism. But now, they’re not only proud parents of two beautiful girls, they’re advocates for other little boys and girls who have the condition.
“Having Noralynn has opened my eyes in so many ways, learning to accept that everyone is different and unique in their own special way.”