“This is red! Oh my gosh! And that’s white!”
That is Marietta’s Cameron Frink, a 6-year-old boy who is red-green color blind, seeing colors for the first time thanks to his mother, who surprised him with corrective glasses.
And, like parents do, she filmed the big moment. And people loved it online. So much so that he and his mother, Erin, appeared on “Good Morning America” on Friday.
“I didn’t know if they were going to work or not, and as soon as he saw the color red,” she said as she started tearing up, “ ... for the first time it was amazing.”
His mother said a teacher noticed when Cameron was 3 that he had trouble with colors. “We have a family history of it,” the mom said.
According to the federal National Eye Institute, as many as 8 percent of men and ½ percent of women of Northern European ancestry have the common form of red-green color blindness.
When asked by the hosts what it’s been like, Cameron said: “It has been amazing. There’s been so much colors. And there’s some that I didn’t know existed.”
His favorite color is red.
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