The gift of sight: it’s something that many of us take for granted on a daily basis.
Imagine never getting to see what’s around you, or more importantly, who’s around you. Take this husband and father, for example, who hasn’t gotten to see his family for 21 years — until one fateful day when it all changed.
Another miracle happened on October 19, 2016, to Gene, a Denver man who developed Stargardt disease 16 years earlier. This prevented him from seeing anything but faint glimpses around the edges.
After he was diagnosed, he met the love of his life, Joy. Eventually, they married and had a baby boy named Lincoln, though there was just one problem: Gene had never seen Joy or his newborn baby.
One day, Joy was watching The Rachael Ray Show when she saw another person with Stargardt disease, who was given the chance to see with a special pair of electronic glasses. Joy reached out in hopes that she could get her husband on the show to give her family this amazing opportunity — and her prayers were answered.
The couple and their 1-year-old son stood on stage, where Gene was given the pair of glasses. He put them on, looked over at his wife and son and didn’t know what to say at first.
Then the words, “She’s pretty” slipped from his lips, and the rest of the reveal was a beautiful roller coaster of emotions.
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