Her "Galaxy Eyes" Made Her An Instagram Star, Her Resilience Made Her A Survivor

14/12/2016

This kitten was just four-weeks-old when she got dropped off at the ASPCA New Yorkshelter. Cerena was working the front desk, and one thing definitely stood out.

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Source: Oomi the Kitten

The feline had "galaxy eyes" as she likes to call them. The tiny fur-ball had eyes bulging out of her head, but she was incredibly lovable.Cerena told Love Meow:

I went to meet her and the moment you picked her up, she just wanted to cuddle and be loved. I fostered her when she was a little more medically stable and my fiance (Anthony) and I just fell in love with her the first night.
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Source: Oomi the Kitten

The couple decided to adopt the sweet girl. Vets figured her eyes were the cause of an bacterial infection and recommended that she get her eyes removed, but that they should wait until the kitten, dubbed Oomi, got a little bigger.Unfortunately, that didn't happen. One of her eyes burst in the middle of the night, forcing the vet to do an immediate operation.Despite the scare for the new cat-mom, she knew that Oomi was going to be okay.

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Source: Oomi the Kitten

The moment I held her [after the surgery], she started purring. I knew she was tough enough to recover!

The spunky cat did not let her medical issues keep her down!

Her doctor said they've never seen a kitten bounce back so quick after surgery! You would never know she's missing her eyes.

Oomi is so unique, that she has even become an Instagram star. The feline has over 17,000 followers on her pagewhere her mom shares pictures of all her adventures.

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Source: Oomi the Kitten

She doesn't let her eyesight hold her back.

Other than occasionally running into a wall, you would never know she was blind. She runs and tackles her toys like she has 20/20 vision!

Oomi brightens up every room she walks into, and certainly improves the lives of her humans.

 She has kept me going... she's there to make me laugh! She came into my life exactly when I needed her.

You can donate to the New York ASPCA, who helped save Oomi, here, and don't forget to follow Oomi the Kitten on Instagram.

H/t: Love Meow