A Silverdale man recently received the incredible gift of sight in technicolor, and the emotional moment was captured on video.
Colorblind for years, Brent Williams differentiated color for the first time when his twin daughters gave him EnChroma color blind glasses.
“It was so emotional and powerful,” said Chanel West, Williams’ daughter.
Video shows Williams seeing a red kayak, colored patio furniture, and different colors of Skittles. Williams, who struggles to see reds, pinks, and oranges, told West that when he looked down at his hands he couldn’t believe his own skin color.
“His…emotions and thought process in the video went from feeling so bad for himself of all the things and colors he’s missed out on to just being so happy that his kids and grandkids are able to experience the world in color,” West said.
Since the surprise, Williams hasn’t taken the glasses off, West said.
“He recently got to see a sunset coming home on the ferry the other day,” West said. “He said he wanted to shout out and see if anyone else was color blind and tell them they had to try these!”
KING 5 Photojournalist Megan Murnane met the family and shares this story: