Blind couple experiences joy of parenthood with birth of first child

Note: Originally published as “Blind Utah couple experiences joy of parenthood with birth of first child” on February 7, 2017, by Kelsey Schwab Adams, For the Deseret News.

“They know what she looks like because they can feel her, and they can feel her spirit. And they feel her little cheeks, her skin and her head — it is just so awesome.”

Although both Amanda and Quintin Williams have been blind since childhood, they never let it stop them from accomplishing their dreams. They were married in 2009 and now, nearly eight years later, they are adjusting to parenthood.

However, to the new parents, their blindness is “just an afterthought.”

Although they couldn’t see their new baby girl, Brailee, when she was born at Davis Hospital in Layton on Oct. 5, Quintin and Amanda Williams immediately fell into their new roles of mother and father.

Read full article: https://www.deseret.com/2017/2/7/20605610/blind-utah-couple-experiences-joy-of-parenthood-with-birth-of-first-child

Featured Image: Amanda Williams holds her new daughter at Davis Hospital. Credit: Missy Lee Photography

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