Kathy Beitz, who has been legally blind since she was 11 years old, got to see her newborn on the day he was born by wearing special glasses.

In a YouTube video that is quickly going viral, she gasps and says “Oh my god!” as she holds baby Aksel in her hospital bed for the first time.

Beitz, 29, suffers from a kind of macular degeneration. Though she is not completely blind, she has a blind spot in the centre of her vision. She looked at her baby through specialty glasses called eSight Eyewear which cost $15,000.

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