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Meet Nora, The Beautiful Baby Girl Born With Hair as White as Snow

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When 25-year-old Taylor Dunnavant of Saint Clair, Missouri, found out she was pregnant with her second child, she was ecstatic. But unlike her first pregnancy, Dunnavant immediately noticed that something felt a little bit off. And yet, although this pregnancy was different, Dunnavant had no idea just how unique this little girl would turn out to be.

Instead of gaining weight and having weird cravings, Dunnavant lost weight and could barely tolerate a bite of food. Her doctors assured her everything would be okay, but she still felt like a first-time mom — completely clueless and unsure about what was ahead. She began to suffer nosebleeds and painful cramping as her pregnancy went on, but on the day her little bundle of sunshine would arrive, she felt well-rested and ready-to-go. As soon as her beautiful baby girl was born, however, everyone in the delivery room was shocked: The cutie had a head full of hair that was as white as snow!

Noralynn

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Terrified and concerned about her little girl’s health, Dunnavant shot a worried look across the room at her husband, Chris.

“All I could say to him was, ‘She has white hair!’” Dunnavant wrote in a personal essay on the blogging site Love What Matters. “And that’s when all the thoughts started swarming in. ‘How did she get white hair? What caused white hair? Is she okay?’” Dunnavant wrote.

In addition to having a head full of winter-white hair, her daughter, named Noralynn Kay, also had silver eyes that were tinted red. Noralynn soon became the talk of the hospital — even nurses were stopping by just to see her one-of-a-kind features. It turns out, her daughter was diagnosed with albinism.

Noralynn

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“I was completely unprepared for the amount of attention and questions we were receiving,” Dunnavant wrote. “And there was something about her being called albino by strangers that struck me the wrong way. Like they were isolating her. Like they were labeling her. I became angry. I wanted to know — was my child albino? What does albino even mean? Is she going to be okay? What health conditions come along with being albino? Why does no one have information for me now?’”

Noralynn

(Photo Credit: Elegant Illusions Photography)

Thankfully, all of Dunnavant’s fears about her daughter’s health were shut down. Although her daughter was diagnosed with albinism, she was healthy.

“She will most likely need some type of corrective lenses, like glasses,” Dunnavant wrote. “We will forever have to lather her up in the highest SPF of sunscreen that we can find and there’s chance that she could have trouble with hearing. However, everything that the specialist mentioned was manageable. This entire time I was horrified over all things that could be managed. A weight was lifted off my shoulders. She is healthy, just different.”

Even so, Dunnavant had one last worry: What would Noralynn’s five-year-old sister, Brooklyn, think when she saw her little sister had snow white hair? Well, it turns out Brooklyn thinks she’s magical.

Noralynn

(Photo Credit: Simply B Photography)

“She [Brooklyn] told me that her sister was a snow fairy, and then she informed me that she was related to Elsa [a Disney princess],” Dunnavant wrote. “I should have known that children see no differences.”

Before Noralynn, the Dunnavant family knew little about albinism. But now, they’re not only proud parents of two beautiful girls, they’re advocates for other little boys and girls who have the condition.

“Having Noralynn has opened my eyes in so many ways, learning to accept that everyone is different and unique in their own special way.”

Scroll down to see even more photos of cute little Noralynn.

Noralynn

(Photo Credit: Elegant Illusions Photography)

Noralynn

(Photo Credit: Elegant Illusions Photography)

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