Molly's Kids: Charlotte's own Cassidy Hooper inspiring newborn in Switzerland!

Published: Jul. 23, 2015 at 2:10 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2015 at 2:19 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - I love this so much I can't stand it. Read on.

This precious little boy on the right is Ben. He was born last month in Switzerland with no eyes and no nose.

"No eyes and no nose."

Sound like anyone else you know?

Cassidy Hooper's mom, Sue, sent the most incredible email. It read:

"Molly – I just wanted to let you know that a discouraged mom in Europe got in touch with me. She just gave birth to a little boy born with no eyes and no nose. Their doctors aren't being positive about the life he'll lead. But, she got on Google and researched his condition. She found all the stories on Cassidy. She has been given new hope!"

It's almost too much to believe, but Susan said this mom took our stories to her Switzerland doctors. (All are online. It wouldn't have been hard for her to show them to medical professionals.)

"Ben's mom said their doctors have never seen or heard of a baby being born like this," Sue said. "Cassidy is giving them hope."

Susan wrote the mom asking if I could post this picture of her son. The mom said yes.

"She has lots of questions," Sue said. "I told her I always wondered, 'why me?' when it came to being Cassidy's mom. But I have learned it has nothing to do with me. It's all about how Cassidy can inspire others. And what mom wouldn't want that of their child?"

It's all remarkable. A story that has to be shared. ?#‎MollysKids

Congrats, Cassidy, on once again inspiring people on all the AMAZING things you do. You're making a difference for many. This time, for a family who seems a little lost living half-a-world away!

Editor's note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page.  It was first published there – which is why it's written in a personal way.  For years Molly has followed the stories of dozens of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story (and updates on all #MollysKids) here: