Color Blindness, a condition which causes a difficulty in distinguishing colors, can be demoralizing, especially when those who suffer from it know the world is far more vibrant than the way their eyes perceive it.
This was, until recently, the struggle of Spencer Caradine, a firefighter in Douglas County, GA.
[Caradine] didn’t know that he was red-green colorblind until his friend and co-worker Jordan Gardner took notice.
The two men had been out on a hiking trip when Gardner tried to point out a green object that stood next to a red barn – but Caradine said that he couldn’t tell the difference between the two.
After Gardner confirmed Caradine’s color blindness, he and other firefighters bought Enchroma glasses made to correct the errors colorblindness creates.
When presented with the glasses, Caradine’s friends made sure the first thing he viewed was the American flag. Caradine’s reaction is tear jerking.