When A Mother Posted A Photo Of Her Baby Online, A Friend Spotted A Worrying Reflection In Her Eye

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The two women regularly exchanged emails and photographs that documented their respective family’s lives. They continued their friendship this way for exactly a year. However, in August 2008, something happened that would change their relationship forever.

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It all began when Santos posted a photograph of one-year-old Rowan online. At first glance, the image was just a candid snap of the little girl from her mother’s perspective. However, Robb noticed something about the picture that worried her.

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In the image, Robb saw that little Rowan had a strange, white shadow covering her left eye. The mom had a feeling that she’d heard about similar symptoms somewhere before. And, as she racked her brains, she remembered the terrifying reason why they had stuck in her memory.

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