What does a mother’s love look like? We think it goes something like this. Meet Molly Sano. She received the devastating news her son is going blind, so she is on a mission to find little Bennett’s biological parents so he can see them before he loses his sight.
Molly has travelled more than 9000 kilometres in the hope of finding the biological parents of her three-year-old son, diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder.
Doctors say the illness, known as Usher syndrome, is incurable and will take away Bennett’s eyesight by the time he’s out of his teens.
“We just hope that he can see his biological parents with his own eyes, creating special visual memories of them before he loses his vision,” Molly tells China Daily.
The Seattle mum has spent weeks contacting authorities and hospitals in the Zhejiang province, hoping to find the boy’s parents.
Bennett, born in Ningbo as Long Miao, was abandoned in May 2012. A note left beside the baby read: “We don’t know what else to do. We’re too poor to bring him up. We hope someone can help him.” Bennett was born deaf.
China Daily reports Bennett was taken to a welfare home until Molly, a sign-language interpreter, and her deaf husband adopted him in February 2014.
Molly says she can’t wait until Bennett is old enough to choose if he would like to meet his biological parents. “If we wait for another 10 years, then all of the people who may remember when and where Bennett was found or born will be retired,” she says.
(via China Daily)