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Family, Friends Organize Fundraiser For Child Born Without Eyes

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Chet Smith is one-month-old and he is already making an impact on family as well as others in Colorado.

Unfortunately for Chet, he will never get a chance to see them. He was born with eyelids but no actual eyes.

FOX's Shaul Turner has more on his ordeal.

Friends are raising money for a little boy who was born at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver with a rare condition.

Chet Oliver Smith was born May 27 without any optic nerves.

The rare condition, known as Anophthalmia, affects one in about 250,000 people. He has been receiving treatment at the NICU at Rocky Mountain for more than three weeks and has had three surgeries, including one to correct a blocked nasal passageway.

A family friend, Samantha Blymyer, started a Go Fund Me page to assist Chet’s parents, Samantha and Kyle Smith, with the costs of their child’s care.

The early goal for the page was to raise at least $8,000.

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