In Pennsylvania, a bunch of students got together to raise money to buy some special glasses for their teacher. Matt Alamazora is the teacher--and this week, for the first time in his life, he could see the colors in the rainbow. The history teacher has his students to thank. One of his students said the teacher was talking about his daughter telling him how beautiful the sunset was, and the teacher said he was sad that he could not see it. The students researched online and found a company that manufactures special eyeglasses for color-blind people. The kids raised enough for the eyeglasses. And on this week, Teacher Appreciation Week, the students surprised Mr. Alzamora. He said, "Yeah they work. It's vivid. It's different. Like the balloons. I thought there was only a couple colors. And like now, you can see the difference." The timing of this is even better because Mr. Alzamora is taking his students on a trip to France this coming summer. He says he is excited to see the Louvre in color.
Remember the story about the Florida State University football player who sat with a young man who has Autism when the team was visiting a middle school? The young men became friends. Well, the football player, Travis Rudolph, was picked up as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants!! He will get a chance to make the big show!! Good luck, Travis!!