Colorblind Deputy Breaks Down in a Flood of Tears When He Sees Color for the First Time

Deputy Seeing in ColorThe Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office posted a tear-jerker of a video to Facebook today which is quickly going viral.

It was an emotional moment when Deputy Jeff Dishmon saw color for the first time on November 14, 2018, a date which will live in his memory forever. To put it in his own words, “It’s a different world…”

Color Blind Humboldt Sheriff's Deputy Sees Color for first timeHis younger partner, Deputy Freese, organized a donation drive. She recruited her fellow officers and friends. They all pitched in to purchase a unique pair of glasses that would allow Deputy Jeff Dishmon too experience the world of color.

Deputy Dishmon and his younger partner, Deputy Freese have worked together for eight years at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Over the years the two have grown close, nicknaming each other “Grandpa” and “Granddaughter.”

Thanks to this incredible miracle of science, these glasses allow color blind individuals with “strong protan color blindness” to see color. The company behind this innovation is called EnChroma.

Deputy Dishmon has been color blind his whole life, which has sometimes been a source of frustration for the deputy, but he never knew how much he was missing until today.

The results were incredible. When he received the glasses, he cautiously took them out of the box and put them on very slow. His reaction is instaneous. We can only imagine the new beauty he was seeing for the first time as he looked out upon those verdant green pastures and the baby blue sky.

You can try not to cry, but it won’t work. Much thanks to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for sharing this emotional moment with us.

Share Deputy Dishmon’s life-changing moment because others out there might also be able to benefit from this life-changing technology.