Yet even though Gene had come to terms with his lack of vision some time ago, the future didn’t look promising for him or his family. In fact, in a November 2015 interview with The Rachael Ray Show they revealed that they had constantly been told there was no cure for Stargardt disease. And, as a result, they believed that there was nothing that could improve Gene’s vision.
In addition, Gene had not been able to see his wife properly for the whole time they’d known each other. Nor, indeed, was he totally able to envision his baby boy. But then one day Joy turned on the television. And, as she would later reveal in the 2015 interview, she saw something that made her start “shaking and crying.”