I’m fundraising for my brother, as color blindness shattered his dream of becoming a pilot.
Color blindness runs in our family, my dad, my eldest brother and me. When I was a child, I loved drawing pretty much everything, but my schoolmates often laughed at me as I color my drawings differently. This changed when my youngest brother came and helped me pick the correct colors (he helped me pick and mix colors for my school projects and my paintings.)
Enzo is the youngest of four siblings. He’s kind, cheerful, and at a young age shown a promising future as he is really good with numbers and love airplanes a lot. He dreamed of becoming a pilot and fly an airplane around the world, so as an older brother, I gave him my word that I’ll help him (since he was the only one who’s not colorblind.)
I didn’t finish college and worked double jobs to send him to college at an aeronautics school. Enzo was a scholar student as well, but since tuition fees are not the only money problem but miscellaneous fees too, he also worked as a janitor in their school (which broke my heart as I cannot fully support him in his studies.)
When he was 22, also three years already in college, colorblindness started to kick in. He took an ishihara exam, a test for colorblindness and the result came that he has a strong deutan color blindness (A type of red-green color blindness. As a result red, yellow, green, and brown can appear similar, especially in low light. It may also be difficult to tell the difference between blues and purples, or pinks and grays. -- source: enchroma site )
Color blindness shattered my brother's dream of becoming a pilot. Although weakened by the sad news, instead of worrying and questioning his self-worth, switched course, and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology.
Despite the fact that he graduated college, he was still unable to land a job suited for him. I feel helpless, I couldn’t even help my own brother. I don’t want him to experience everything that I’ve been through. It’s hard not being able to see colors as they are, I couldn’t even see the difference on stoplights and been caught beating the red light several times due to this condition.
After seeing videos on Facebook and YouTube about individuals receiving glasses to correct color blindness, I can’t help but burst out tears of joy for them. I want my brother to feel the same way they do and to be able to see colors again. With your help, I’m writing to make a fundraising for us to be able to buy the glasses, even a penny will be much appreciated and I’ll be eternally grateful. Please, if you have $0.10 (₱5) to spare, help Enzo see the color and beauty of the world again.
Any amount that would excess will also be donated to others needing help.
Thank you for making time to read this and I hope that we all can help make this happen. Again thank you all so much in advance.