If you were to marry a stranger, what emotions would you experience? What if you had a child and had no idea how they looked?
Gene Purdue had a similar experience. He was born with a retinal condition that left him blind. Occasionally, he noticed blurred areas, but that was all.
Despite his condition, he fell in love with a woman named Joy.
Soon after they married, they had a son.
One day, Gene’s wife saw a woman with the same condition on the Rachel Ray Show.
This woman used special devices to see, and a cutting-edge eyewear company gave her a specialized electronic pair of glasses.
Joy was amazed to learn that there was a treatment for this condition.
On stage, Gene couldn’t contain his emotions. He was worried and doubted that his dream would come true.
The audience assumed the glasses wouldn’t work when given to him. But after putting them on, Gene turned to his wife and said, “She’s truly beautiful.”
Everyone was overwhelmed with emotions at that moment.
Gene started taking in his surroundings, contrasting them with the ideas he had endured for so long.
At the end of the program, Gene received the $15,000 glasses.
This family will never forget that day.