Fifth grader Christopher Ward, Jr., is legally blind, but was recently given the gift of sight thanks to technology. Marquita Hackley and her son Christopher traveled to D.C. to visit the eSight corporation, who’ve created technology to aid in helping blind people see.

“The very first thing he did was turn to me and say, ‘Oh, Mommy! There you are!” Hackley, 32, told ABC News. “And then to hear him say, ‘I saw my mom, and she was very pretty,’ was so heartwarming. And aside from pretty, just the fact he could even see me meant the whole world to me.”

The glasses don’t come cheap though. At $15,000 a pair, Hackley is looking to raise money for the glasses. So far Hackley’s fundraising has been a success and they’ve raised more than $25,000.


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