I am a Scottish native with two children living in the US. This blog is dedicated to my son, Nash Alexander Campbell, my blonde haired, blue-eyed boy who looks nothing like me. He was born on March 18th, 2015 and has Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA).
Being a mum to a three-year-old I already knew what to expect and what to look out for with Nash’s development. I knew at 1 month that something wasn’t right. He wouldn’t look at me when he was breastfeeding and he wasn’t tracking objects. By two months his nystagmus had started. Most people, including family, told me to follow my intuition, so I took him to his pediatrician and she recommended we visit an Ophthalmologist. We did and the rest, as they say, is history.
Although Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA) affects approximately 1 in 20,000 people, I had never met one of them until my son was born. This blog serves to inspire, educate and encourage.