For Christopher Ward Jr. sight has been absent from his life since birth. For 12 years he has learned how to function in life to even completing his school assignments with enthusiasm using a braille typewriter.
Recently Christopher and his mom were invited to Washington D.C. from his home in Forest, Virginia to check out a pair of electronic goggles.
eSight’s hands-free headset contains a small, high-speed camera that captures live video, which is sent to an LED screen in front of the user’s eyes, allowing them to see with “unprecedented visual clarity,” according to the company’s website.
“The very first thing he did was turn to me and say, ‘Oh, Mommy! There you are!” his mother Marquita Hackley, told ABC News. “And then to hear him say, ‘I saw my mom, and she was very pretty,’ was so heartwarming.” “Aside from pretty, just the fact he could even see me meant the whole world to me.”
Though the goggles cost $15,000, mom is determined to raise the money with help from her community. Christopher and his mom, Christopher and his mom, Marquita, hopes the new technology will open more doors for the precocious pre-teen.