Life Video

By Jack Mobley and Federico Cornetto


This is the moment a little kid had a heartwarming reaction to getting a new prosthetic eye.

Amello Gardiner, from Freeport, Grand Bahama, lost his right eye in June 2018 after being diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer.

On July 2, 2019, the five-year-old received a new prosthetic eye that changed his life by allowing him to look like a regular kid again.

Mum Allison Robinson, 31, filmed her son’s heartwarming reaction as he looked in the mirror and burst out laughing at his new looks.

Allison said: “Our lives changed quickly because it was a lot we had to take on in such a short time frame.

“I comforted myself by thinking that he had only lost an eye, that he was still with me.

“Now that Amello got his prosthetic eye he’s become much bubblier.

“He’s extremely excited just to look like a normal kid again.

“He cannot see out of it, but he can move it and it looks like his real eye.”