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Roanoke Co. fundraiser to help baby with eye condition

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Her doctors believe she can only see from the center, downward, but you would never be able to tell after meeting vibrant little Kendall Isaacs. The seven-month-old is the daughter of a pair of first responders and was diagnosed in January with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.

"It pretty much was a numbing feeling, not knowing anything about it and when you go online to research it, and even when the doctor was telling us about it, there's not a whole lot out there on it," said Tabitha Isaacs.

Today, and for the next few months, their Vinton community will be raising money to support the family through therapy and doctor's visits. More than 40 vendors came out to pitch their products and support the cause.

"This little girl, she captivates the room and we knew as soon as this idea hit, it was going to take off because you meet her and you want to help," said Jessica Bailey, Event Organizer.

Kendall's parents say doctors tell them her condition is stable, meaning it is not likely to get better, or worse, but catching it early they say could help her development.

"What really is being done is utilizing what vision we believe she does have, and keeping her fine motor skills up going. We are very much going forward with everything we can to keep her developmentally on track," said Kendall's mom.

"They are both involved in public safety and fire and rescue and so they both give so much of their time that we wanted to give back," said Bailey.

You donate to Kendall by clicking here.

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