Last Christmas, a mom named Angel and her son, Aries, were brain-storming ideas on what to get for Angel’s other son, Javi. Javi is colorblind, so Aries suggested to Angel that they surprise him with EnChroma glasses, special glasses designed to improve the vision of colorblind individuals. Angel had seen videos of people reacting to EnChroma glasses, but she was skeptical. “I saw many videos and thought these people were surely paid actors,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
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Still, Aries insisted that Javi should at least get the opportunity to try them out. When the glasses arrived, the family couldn’t wait until Christmas to see Javi try them on. Angel laid brightly-colored balloons on the dining room table as a test and handed over the glasses.
Before she could even question Javi to find out if the glasses work, she had her answer: Javi broke down in tears as he looked at the balloons.
“He has NEVER seen or differentiated between green and red, never seen purple. Oranges and blues are muted,” said Angel. The moment Javi points at a balloon and says “it’s purple,” everyone gets emotional.
“We were going to keep this to ourselves, but Javi wanted me to share his miracle with the world in case someone suffering from colorblindness, who didn’t know about or was on the fence about ordering these glasses, would also get to experience this miracle!” wrote Angel of the video. “It was like Dorothy stepped out of her house into Oz,” she said. “As Javi said, ‘It’s all so VIBRANT!’… He can’t wait to see a sunset, sunrise, rainbow, blue or green eyes.”
The video of Javi’s incredible reaction is going viral, and its easy to see why! Thank goodness for his thoughtful brother and for this incredible technology.
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