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Girl Who Was Born Colorblind Can’t Hide Smile When She Sees A Green Balloon For The First Time

by Megan Wrappe
Megan is a writer from North Carolina who loves sports, sees way too many Broadway shows, and loves a good adventure! When she's not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with a Jane Austen book.

For many of us, the colors we see every day have just become a part of our daily routine. But think about what the world would look like if you couldn’t see any colors at all.

That has been Stevie Kaczor’s reality since she was born. She literally doesn’t know what any of the colors look like.

She was going to wait until she was in college to purchase a pair of glasses that would help her see the colors of the world, but her art teacher, Nathan Knick, wouldn’t allow it.

Mr. Knick didn’t want Stevie taking the rest of his AP Art class without being able to see colors, so he and the entire art class chipped in to buy her the glasses she needed.

When she puts them on for the first time, she is totally awed by what she sees.

“That’s green?” Stevie says as she points to a green balloon. “Is this what trees look like?”

She continues to explore things in and out of the classroom, pointing out every single new color she sees.

“This is what you guys see every day,” she asks on camera as she points to a bush. “This is amazing!”

Stevie doesn’t plan on wearing the glasses all the time. She’d rather save them for something special, like seeing the sunset for the first time, which she thought was pretty cool.

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