Vladdy laughs as he climbs down the stairs in the Elliott’s house. His disorder causes abnormal development in not only his ocular region but also other parts of his body. Because of this, his legs can bend in ways that most youngsters can’t, making not just walking, but also crawling, difficult. Diane said Vladdy likes to walk around the house by himself, but sometimes she sees him stumble and it frightens her. “Sometimes I’m glad I only have one eye,” she said.

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