Being told that your health can prevent you from achieving your life goals can be a devastating experience and even so for Savannah Allen.
Allen suffers from colorblindness, but when was recently informed that it could stop her from realizing her dreams, it broke her.
The 22-year-old student has been studying to be a dental hygienist for the last two years at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College.
Allen always wanted to work in healthcare since her childhood, and began working with patients through the university’s Dental Hygiene Clinic,.
It was recently when her instructor realized she could not differentiate between the color of plaque and gum tissue, that chances of her dreams being fulfilled were slim.
But then four of Allen’s friends created a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy her a pair of EnChroma colorblind corrective glasses.
With contributions from every student in her class of 40 students in the dental program, it reached its goal of $400.
Allen was over the moon when her classmates surprised her with the glasses. She was able to see color for the first time in her life, and also be able to continue with the dental program.
Allen says, “It literally took my breath away. I haven’t seen color in 21 years; it was overwhelming, that they would do something like this for me is amazing,” she said of her friends. “The glasses have improved my quality of life 100 percent!”
Such an amazing story of kindness by classmates for one of their mates, hope this story inspires others to be kind and caring towards one another.