Blind musician in Texas gets gift of sight, pays it forward
MARSHALL, Texas (NBC News) —
A few weeks ago, with the help of the community, Robert "Blind Dog" Cook, a blind musician from Marshall, got a pair of "New Sight" glasses and he's now looking to give the gift of sight to others.
Since birth, "Blind Dog" has lived every day without fully seeing the world.
"A lot of babies were born with too much oxygen which caused the cataracts," said Cook. "At that time, they would do surgery to remove the lenses in your eyes. I've gone without those all my life."
After a story about a young Liberty City resident gaining the ability of sight through new technology, "Blind Dog" started doing some research.
"Legally blind people try so many different things, but some of them don't work," Cook said.
Despite his skepticism, Cook's daughter set up a GoFundMe to raise money for a pair of Nu-Eye glasses.
"People that I know, people that who know people that I know, came together and within just a couple of weeks we had gone above and beyond our goal," Cook said.
Within a few short weeks, Nu-Eyes traveled to Marshall to present "Blind Dog" with a new chapter of life.