Every child would like to know what their mother looks like. For this boy, he’s been wondering for 12 years.

Christopher Ward Jr. has been considered legally blind his whole life–until he was invited to Washington D.C. from his home in Forest, Virginia and looked through a pair of electronic goggles.

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eSight’s hands-free headset contains a small, high-speed camera that captures live video, which is sent to an LED screen in front of the user’s eyes, allowing them to see with “unprecedented visual clarity,” according to the company’s website.

“The very first thing he did was turn to me and say, ‘Oh, Mommy! There you are!” his mother Marquita Hackley, told ABC News. “And then to hear him say, ‘I saw my mom, and she was very pretty,’ was so heartwarming.”

“Aside from pretty, just the fact he could even see me meant the whole world to me.”

He already completes his school assignments with enthusiasm using a braille typewriter, and Marquita hopes the new technology will open more doors for the precocious pre-teen.

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Though the goggles cost $15,000, mom is determined to raise the money with help from her community.

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