World News Tonight Viewers Give Boy the Gift of Sight

By Mark Joyella 

Thursday night, ABC News reported the story of a 12-year-old Virginia boy born legally blind who was able to see his mother for the first time using a kind of electronic “glasses.”

The boy, Chris Ward, had hoped to buy a pair of the glasses, called eSight, but the family’s fundraising was far short of the $15,000 cost–until immediately after the story aired on World News Tonight.

After the broadcast, the family’s fundraising page jumped from under $9,000 to well over $25,000–more than enough to buy Ward his glasses.


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