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Teacher surprises color blind twins with corrective glasses

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 20:07:52-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A pair of special glasses have changed the lives of a pair of high school teenagers.

"A lot of chemistry is about change and change you notice through color," Veterans Memorial High School chemistry teacher Sabina Maza said. "So how can you notice I can make a reaction if you can't see color?"

Maza noticed two of her students struggling while the rest of the class was in awe when experimenting with color emissions -- like flame tests and spectroscopes.
"So it is part of the learning process in chemistry class and I couldn't help them," Maza said.

So that is when she started researching color corrective glasses and started a GoFundMe page.

"And within a couple days I had enough money to get them the glasses," she said.

Brennen and Brody Bellows are twins at Veterans Memorial. They were born color blind.

"So before I had the glasses certain colors just blended together," Brennen Bellows said. "And my brain couldn't process what exact color it is. So like a blue -- all consists of a blue, a purple and a pink -- and I would just have to guess what it is."

Maza along with the twin's mother surprised them at school on Monday with colorful balloons, a poster of the color spectrum and the color corrective lenses.

"The reds and greens were a big deal for us and now we can properly tell the difference between the two," Brody Bellows said.

The twins say they look forward to seeing Christmas lights from a new perspective.

The two also wanted to watch a video of the Nortern Lights. Brody Bellows pulled out his phone and Googled it and their faces immediately lit up.
"Wow, that's beautiful," Brennan Bellow said.