TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Nestor Gonzalez sees things differently now. In December he started his journey to getting the E-Sight 3 glasses.
Gonzalez was born with Septo-optic dysplasia, a condition that leaves him with only a small portion of useable vision.
A few people got togther and started a GoFundMe page to help him get donations. He got so many donations, he was able to purchase his glasses plus two sets for students in other states.
Gonzalez said the glasses have made school much easier for him.
"I can change a lot of stuff, I can change contrast and all of that to make it easier for me to see," said Gonzalez.
Angie Verissimo's son is friends with Gonzalez, and last summer she took the two of them to an air show.
"I was describing to Nestor how the plane's were flying and flipping in the air, he leaned over and asked me to promise him to take him back to the air show once he had the e-sight glasses," said Verissimo.
A promise Verissimo not only kept, but made better. When they go back this summer, Nestor is going to get to ride in a plane.
Her connection with NASA and Gonzalez's love for space, makes the two pretty close.
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