Esref was born without eyes but it doesn't stop him from pursuing his passion to paint. His unusual condition has given him a remarkable acknowledgment that is unheard of by most people.
Esref is able to paint although he has never seen colours, objects or even the face of the former US president, Bill Clinton, yet he painted a portrait of him. When asked how he can do it, he simply answers that he believes what he sees in his mind and paints it to the canvas, bringing it to life.
Skeptic scientists who studied Esref’s brain via a MRI Scan couldn’t even explain how his inactive brain region could react and lit up actively whenever he is painting. “No one can call me blind, I can see more with my fingers than sighted people can see with their eyes,” he says.
Esref doesn’t have to see to believe, he sees because he believes. What a beautiful picture of faith. Believing requires no sight, it starts from the mind and the heart.
When you close your eyes, what do you see through your eyes of faith?
Do you see your breakthrough?
Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.