All her life, Heather, a 19-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has seen light and color where others do not. In her childhood drawings, she added rainbows around everything from people to trees to blades of grass.
"I would be drawing auras and colors around people and trees and rocks," Heather said, "and nobody else would."
At a young age, Heather said, she began to notice meaning in the auras that she, alone, saw. Green or gold was good. Muddier colors, like brown, spelled trouble.