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New Jersey Gym Gives Gift Of Sight To Legally Blind Boy For Christmas

AUDUBON, N.J. (CBS) -- A legally blind boy is getting the gift of sight this Christmas thanks to a New Jersey gym.

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Evolve Fitness co-owner Jason DeMent turned the Audubon fitness center into the North Pole for 9-year-old Wani Miguel, who is legally blind.

"Tonight, we have recreated the North Pole right here at Evolve Fitness for a legally blind 9-year-old boy so he can actually experience what Christmas is all about," DeMent, who is legally blind himself, said in the video.

Wani, who can just see a little bit of color, was given a pair of eSight glasses.

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Wani Miguel, who is legally blind, receives eSight glasses. (credit: Jason DeMent/Evolve Fitness)

There was an emotional moment during the event as Wani was able to see his mom with the glasses.

"Hey, mom," said Wani. "I can see her."

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To help legally blind children, the gym is offering a 12-week fitness program called "Vision Performance Fitness" to raise money to buy eSight glasses.

For every 100 fitness programs the gym sells, they will donate a $10,000 pair of eSight glasses to a child.

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