How would you feel if you were to tie the knot with someone you’ve never seen? Or if you had a baby, and you had no idea what he looked like? You would love your family without being able to see them.
This is exactly what Gene PurdᎥe had to experience. He was born with a retinal disease that makes him unable to see anything. Sometimes he can see cloudy spots, but that’s all.
He was diagnosed only at the age of 16. However, this illness did not prevent him from finding his love in a woman named Joy. They got married and soon had a son.
All this time, Gene had no idea what his family looked like.
Once on the Rachel Ray show, Gene’s wife saw a woman with the same disease. She was given the opportunity to see with the help of special technology.
This woman was given special electronic glasses created by a revolutionary eyewear company. Joy was shocked that there was a way out for this disease.
She decided to apply to this show with a request to provide their family with the same wonderful opportunity. She received a positive response, and the whole family went to Denver to film the show.
Gene couldn’t stand still on stage. He was nervous and did not believe that now his dream would come true.
When glasses were brought to him, it seemed to the audience that they did not work. However, Gene looked at his wife and said three words: She is pretty!
At that moment, everyone was overwhelmed with emotions. Gene looked at everything around and compared with his ideas, with which he had lived for so many years.
At the end of the show, Gene was gifted these glasses, which are worth $15,000!
Now he has the opportunity to watch his son grow up and admire the beauty of his wife every day.