Video: Colorblind Ga. firefighter sees American flag for the first time

Spencer Caradine, 21, didn't know he was red-green colorblind until a friend noticed his inability to see certain colors during a hiking trip


By FireRescue1 Staff

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga.  —  A colorblind Douglas County firefighter was able to appreciate the colors of the American flag for the first time after his coworkers chipped in and bought him a pair of corrective glasses.

According to the Good News Network, Spencer Caradine, 21, didn't know he was red-green colorblind until his co-worker and friend, Jordan Gardner, noticed his inability to see certain colors during a hiking trip.

After a vision test that confirmed the results, Gardner and his fellow firefighters pitched in to purchase EnChroma glasses. When he tried on the glasses for the first time, Caradine was visibly moved with emotion.

Gardner shared the video of Caradine seeing the American flag on Facebook.

 

I've seen the videos but, today, I got to experience it first hand. One of my best friends has never seen what the world really looks like until today. Spencer always said the first thing he wanted to see in color was the American flag so....we made it happen. None of us are emotional people but this morning got the best of all of us. Congratulations, Spence! #enchroma #enchromaglasses #enchromareaction #Firefighter #Brotherhood #ColorBlindFirefighter If anyone has more pictures/videos please post them! With everything going on I forgot to get a picture of what he was looking at 😅

Posted by Jordan Gardner on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

"One of my best friends has never seen what the world really looks like until today,” Gardner wrote. “Spencer always said the first thing he wanted to see in color was the American flag so … we made it happen. None of us are emotional people, but this morning got the best of all of us."

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