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PLEASE HELP my son see Disney in FULL COLOR!
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We are a family of 6 on one income. Kyle is our first son without autism. He is my youngest and is a spunky redheaded daredevil who I just found out is colorblind. PLEASE help us raise money to get him a pair of these magical glasses!!!

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We are a family of 6 on one income. I am a stay at home mom of 4 amazing kids. I have one daughter who is 17.  I have two middle sons, ages 14 and 13. They have autistic disorders but have come a LONG way with all the help and support of friends, family, teachers, coaches, therapist and God. Then we had Kyle.  Kyle is our first son who is "normal" and now I just found out he is moderate Protan color blind. Protan is one of the rarer type (1% of color blind people are protan).  What does that mean?  Well anything with red in it he doesn't see correctly. Purples look blue b/c the red portion of the color purple is missing.  Red sometimes looks black. Orange and green can look like each other. Most stuff looks like a weird brownish green .  His world is shades of brown/green with blue, yellow, black and white. 

It breaks my heart because I LOVE colors.  I love rai n b o w s, and crystals and holiday decorations. I love fall leaves, flowers, fireworks and M & M's. How do these things look to him?  Probably dreary. 

Kyle is 8 years old and is in 3rd grade. He LOVES riding his dirt bike , playing soccer, building things and helping his dad with what ever project he is working on. He is a dare devil and talks nonstop.  We suspected for years that he may be colorblind but we didn't understand the condition. So when we would do our little tests and ask him "What color is this?", if he got it right, we assumed he could see fine and must be playing a trick on us. Now I get it, and it's not that simple. He has learned what we call red and what we call orange.  He doesn't however see it like we do.  In fact they are all so close in color to him he has a hard time telling them apart at all. It all depends on the lighting and how far away the thing is.

Color blindness runs in my family and on my husbands side as well, but we thought we were in the clear. Maybe in denial. After having some teachers voice their concerns, and the many times he called something the wrong color, we  finally just had him tested...twice.  I believe it now. It's effecting his school situations as well as his sports.  And I would assume,  just his everyday enjoyment of life. I know he doesn't know what he's missing, but I do. We take seeing in color for granted. Color brings joy to us though.  I have probably done all I can to help my older boys with their autism, I'd like to do what I can to help Kyle.

This fundraiser is to raise money to buy Kyle a pair of glasses that will help him see the colors he's missing.  It helps 75% of people who try them.  We have been saving for a few years and we are finally taking our kids to Florida for a week in November of this year. Kyle's 9th birthday is during this week. We will be spending his whole birthday at Disney's Magic Kingdom! We are also going to Disney's Animal Kingdom, the ocean, and Universal Studio's islands of adventure.  I would LOVE for him to see Disney, Universal and the beach in all it's glory with a pair of these glasses. He will also get to see the fireworks in full color! PLEASE help my son! Any donation no matter how small will make a difference. I want to be able to hand him a wrapped gift on the way to Florida and have him open it and experience the world the way we see it. IN FULL COLOR!  Like Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz".  It would be the best birthday ever!  THANK YOU!

WHAT IS ENCHROMA?

Over 300 million people worldwide are affected by red-green color vision deficiency, also called color blindness. Enchroma has created glasses which enhance color vision without the compromise of color accuracy. 

Enchroma glasses are an optical assistive device; they are not a cure for color blindness. Results vary depending on the type and extent of color vision deficiency per individual. The glasses are estimated to be effective for 4 out of 5 cases (80%) of red-green color vision deficiency – prospective users are encouraged to take our online color vision test to assess the likelihood of efficacy. Enchroma does not endorse use of the glasses to pass occupational screening tests such as the Ishihara test. For more information please read the FAQs , learn about the Enchroma technology and story , or contact customer support .

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