In a world where we live with daily stresses and problems, it's easy to forget about the human factor and get bogged down. Well, today I was reminded about the human element and the power of reaching out to your fellow human being.
As many of you know, a few weeks ago, we asked you to help us help Chris get Google Glass that could change his life. Chris is bound to a wheel chair and with the freedom and technology of Glass, Chris would be able to communicate more easily with the world and bring life to him.
One of Chris's passions was doing photography but through his disability he is now only able to enjoy someone else's work. Well, through the amazing hearts and generosity of everyone, we were able to get his Glass funded and now he can enjoy taking pictures and doing photography again. Chris now, can not only take pictures for himself but for others to enjoy as well! And today, I had the absolute pleasure and honor of meeting him. Thank you Glass for bringing a new friend into my life and giving him the ability to engage with the world in a way he thought was not possible again.
In honor of Chris and others who find themselves disabled, alone, discouraged or down this holiday season, reach out and share a smile and a "hello". You never know the friend you may be meeting for the first time. Technology may bring us together but our smile and kindness brings us closer.
Stay tuned for more stories from our encounters with Chris and others as we explore the power of technology and Glass as they bring the world closer together and make a difference.