Students Help Teacher See Colors By Giving Special Glasses

Some students found out that their teacher couldn’t see color, so they pooled some money together with a fundraiser to buy him a special gift, and it’s awesome.

By DAVID on November 14, 2018
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Tyler Henderson is the musical director at Lee High School in Alabama. He can’t see colors, but his students didn’t know that. Not until they were working on a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” that is.

Once they learned that their teacher couldn’t see colors, they decided they had to do something for him. They pooled their money together to buy him special glasses that help colorblind people see colors. The glasses have a special filter that can separate colors and allow the person to see a little more contrast between colors. Thus, vibrancy of color hue is restored, and suddenly you’re able to see a greater number of colors.

Mr. Henderson was clearly very grateful for the gift. Like many of the videos we see on social media, he got teared up. He added that for the better part of the first day, he got teared up every time he put the glasses on. “For about 6 or 8 hours after I got the glasses, I had trouble putting them on without getting teared up,” he says. See some more on the story here. What a great story, and what a great thing for students to do for their teacher!

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