Transcript for Young Man Going Blind Builds Visual Memories
Most of us we take for granted -- things we see every day can't imagine for a second if you're losing your version. What would you choose to seat for a last time I can't wait to get inappropriate picket. Fourteen year old Jonathan Hymowitz from Pensacola Florida his wish it was deceit Niagara Falls Niagara Falls is way out of this world -- -- and something I never thought out -- -- the -- Jonathan has a degenerative eye disease called -- -- -- pigment Tulsa he has night blindness in no peripheral vision for Jonathan. The world looks like this taking a toilet paper roll. And cutting it about and half. And then looking through that toilet paper roll. And that's about what I've seen. The disease leads to blindness Jonathan doesn't know how much time he has left before he can no longer seen I know I am going blind -- the -- there's there's no way to really pinpoint when that date will be this trip is the first effort of the newly formed Florida based visual experience foundation. Created by Michael Benson who has struggled with a -- homeless since he was a child. The goal is to give people like Jonathan a chance to create unique visual memories while they -- If you get. You know I'm I -- laugh. I was the youngest baby in the world born with glaucoma I have glaucoma surgery in 1961. Thanks to the generosity of the Giacomo hotel New York State parks in the maid of the -- Jonathan was able to experience Niagara Falls without -- You love them it's an emotional experience as Jonathan burns into memory the sights sounds and feelings so that. Years down the road it's something that. I can still smell it I can still feel it. And the power of this natural wonder creates a waterfall of tears I have another day I get to see. Rather than one less day to see you here is the -- -- you can feel -- this on here case how amazing -- Sunday I'm never gonna forget that rightly channel seven Eyewitness News.
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