“What really got me emotionally was when I looked out over the skyline of Dayton. It was a, crisp, clear day, just beautiful outside. And I saw everything: signs on buildings across the way, people walking down the street, a radio antenna above the trees.”
“It was a shock. I don’t think I had ever cried that hard in my entire life. Right then and there, I knew I had to begin this journey.”
Benjamin Murray had come to Dayton to find out if eSight electronic eyewear would give him the sight he had lost at birth. He was born prematurely and legally blind, due to a hemorrhage that took most of his sight. Seeing that skyline for the first time made him realize eSight would be life changing for him.
Returning to the farming community where he lived, Benjamin launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds needed to get his own eSight. People in his hometown helped generously, and with a final push from the local Lions Club, Benjamin reached his goal.
Life is different today — fuller, more independent. Benjamin helps his family in their work with autistic children. At night, he can be found working as a studio engineer at a local radio station. And in the summer, Benjamin announces scores for high school sports teams. None of this would have been possible without eSight.
“It’s really opened up a lot of doors for me,” he says — “and not just with my work.”
“I never dated. I never had a girlfriend. And now I’m in a relationship — or at least I’m trying to be,” he adds with a chuckle.
“It’s been an amazing experience.”