“When he finally did look up that second time and you see that recognition on his face, that’s a smile we just hadn’t really seen before,” Leo’s mother, Erin Reppond, told ABC News. “He’s a pretty happy baby and he smiles and I feel like he generally is pretty happy but that smile was something that was so different for me to see.”
Leopold was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Oculucutaneous, which leaves him with extremely impaired vision, according to his father, David Reppond. The disorder affects the coloring of his skin, hair, and eyes.
The Repponds said they are happy their son can see the world for the first time.