Boy is on a mission to help colorblind peers experience the world in a new way

Photo courtesy @thecarolejones/Instagram and CBS News. Twelve-year-old Jonathan Jones had...
Photo courtesy @thecarolejones/Instagram and CBS News. Twelve-year-old Jonathan Jones had never seen color, but that changed last week. His principal is also color blind and he shared a special pair of glasses that allowed Jonathan to see in color. Here's a look at the emotional moment. (KKTV)
Published: Jan. 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM MST
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the story by CBS News.

Back in November, Jonathan Jones had the chance to try out special glasses as part of his science class. The moment was caught on camera and eventually went viral. You can watch the video at the top of this article.

Jones is colorblind and had the chance to experience the world in a whole new way with the glasses.

page, not to pay for his glasses, but to buy a pair for another child. They only asked for $350.

As of Jan. 2, 2020, the GoFundMe page had raised more than $35,000.

Jones wears his glasses all the time.

For the time being, the Jones family plans to keep the donations raised in their home state of Minnesota. They eventually want to help colorblind kids across the country.

After posting a video on social media of Jonathan seeing color for the first time, we have been overwhelmed by how many kind, generous people have wanted to help him get a pair of his own color blind glasses. We've had multiple pairs donated to Jonathan and will use 100% of donated funds to purchase color blind glasses for those who can't afford them. The wonderful Enchroma company will be matching every pair we purchase with a free pair, which double the number of people we can help. You and your loved ones can take the color blindness test at to see if you need color corrective glasses! Thank you all for your love and compassion. We are overwhelmed and encouraged to know there are so many amazing people in this world who would help a young man they have never met.