The Boston Celtics Are Flying Out A New Zealand Boy Who Is Losing His Sight To See One Game In Person

The Boston Celtics Are Flying Out A New Zealand Boy Who Is Losing His Sight To See One Game In Person
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Louis Corbett learned last year that he has an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa. It is a genetic condition in which the cells in the retina increasingly degenerate over time, typically rendering sufferers legally blind by the age of 40.

In little Louis’s case, the change in his vision over the past six months suggests that he will be fully blind much, much earlier.

He is the youngest of five children, and the Corbett family is doing as much as possible to get Louis a “visual database, as many environments, colors and graphics as possible before he goes blind” according to the New Zealand Herald.

He told his parents that his biggest dream is to see the Boston Celtics play live, and now, there is a Facebook page and a fundraising mission going on to make his dream a reality.

The Celtics have reached out to the Corbetts and offered to host Louis and his father at the TD Garden on Wednesday March 5, against the Golden State Warriors. Bank of America and Air New Zealand have combined to help cover the costs of the trip and lodging.

The Grousbecks, Wyc and Corrine, own the majority share of the Celtics, and have personal experience with blindness. Their son, Campbell, is blind and attends Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts.

“This wave of care and kindness is now feeling tidal,” they [Corbetts] wrote Tuesday in a message to donors. “It is our intention that the boys live everyday in the best way possible. You helping us has made us steady knowing their future will be lived the same way.”

H/T: Yahoo!, Top Photo Courtesy: Facebook

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