With the news the way it is, it’s not all that often that we get to see something truly heartwarming.
This story is about a 68-year-old man who began losing his eyesight due to a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa 10 years earlier.
The disease meant that the grandfather of 10 had to prematurely call time on his career as a chemist as there has been no prior effective treatment for the disease.
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However, that didn’t stop Allen Zderad from living his life. As his sight deteriorated, and all he could see was light, he began to rely on his other senses to get him through.
His sense of touch grew stronger, which allowed him to enjoy spatial relationships and to continue woodworking.
10 years after losing his sight, Mr Zderad gained a bionic eye implant and below is the footage of him seeing his wife for the very first time.
Video via Break Home