Watch the moving Video of a blind man who sees his wife and son for the first time
As a person with disabilities, everyday life isn’t just a challenge for the individual but for the family as a whole. It is heart wrenching for a mother to watch her child struggle through life when afflicted with a handicap. It is no less painful for a wife to manage the disability of her husband. It takes a physical and mental toll on those helping their loved ones live and manage their disabilities. For the afflicted person, life is one big mental and physical challenge that can lead to even depression.
Gene Purdie of Denver Colorado for instance was afflicted with one of the worst conditions called Stargardt’s disease. It caused a continuing degeneration of his retina and is a rare condition. This blind man’s never seen wife or son but thanks to medical technology he has a chance to see them again. Watch the video at the end of this article for the amazing reaction.
1 Life was a huge challenge growing blind
For Gene Purdie, life was a huge challenge both emotionally and physically. Now while living without a limb can be manageable, losing one of your senses, especially sight can be harrowing for everybody. Gene was afflicted with Stargardts disease since he was a teenager. It caused his retina to deteriorate and blurred his vision.
However, Gene was a resilient young man who despite a disability led an active life. He even worked as an enthusiastic chef according to his wife Joy who supported Gene throughout their life together.