Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s son is on the road to recovery. The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 42, revealed during her latest installment of her “kid of the week” series on Instagram that her 6-year-old-son Curren is “legally blind.”
On Thursday, February 13, the reality star shared a selfie of her and Curren having fun. “This is Curren also known as ‘the little professor’,” Braunwyn captioned the adorable snap. The Bravo star gushed over her “inquisitive” boy saying that he was “amazing me with his insight and his innate understanding of how the world works.” She added, “Curren has a heart of gold, and loves his friends and family dearly.”
The mother of seven explained that when Curren was born he was diagnosed with Nystagmus, a condition “in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements” which could result in “reduced vision and depth perceptions” according to the American Optometric Association.
“He spent the first 4 years of his life without being able to see much (he’d hold onto his twin to help him navigate the world),” Braunwyn wrote.
Later in the post, the reality star revealed that Curren had his first eye surgery when he was 4 years old. “One of my best ‘mommy’ moments was when he opened his eyes 3 days later, ran around the house showing me everything and then finally put his hands on the side of my face and said ‘wow Mommy, you’re so pretty’,” she said.
The reality star also explained that despite his condition Curren was very much still active. “Although he’s still legally blind you’d never know it, and this Spring he’ll have another surgery that’ll hopefully bring his vision to where he can drive one day,” the reality star said.
She added, “Despite all this, he still runs and plays and even skis!! I love this little human with all my heart and I’m so proud of him.”
Aside from Curren and his twin brother Caden, Braunwyn also shares daughter Bella, 19, Rowan, 17, Koa, 4, Hazel, 2 and a 14-year-old- son, Jacob, with her husband ad former professional hockey player Sean Burke. The couple tied the knot in 2000.