Brad and Bryan Manning were diagnosed with Stargardt disease when they were very little. Since then, they have been known as the blind brothers. Stargardt is a form of macular degeneration that causes a person to lose their central vision, keeping their peripheral vision intact.
However, this story is not about their blindness but a clothing company they started to make picking up shirts in the dark easy for blind people by making the softest shirts ever, and to raise awareness about Stargadt disease. The profits they make from their sales go to researching cures about blindness. Their soft shirts, made from a mix of bamboo, cotton, and spandex, start at $65 on their website. The brothers don’t take any salary from the company.
Watch the video below to learn more about the brothers and their company.
Source: Fox 13
Website: Two Blind Brothers
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