12-year-old New Zealander, Louis Corbett learned he was going to lose his eyesight due to a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. His parents are doing whatever they can to make sure Louis experiences as many environments, colors and graphics before he loses his sight.
His biggest wish though, was to watch the Boston Celtics play live. So his parents launched a crowd-sourcing campaign and raised over $21,000 NZD. Word reached the Boston Celtics and they wanted to help. The co-owners of the Celtics have a son who is blind and attends the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts. So, Louis’ story hit close to home for the team.
So the Celtics paid for Louis to travel to the US and watch a game. Bank of America offered their corporate luxury box for him to sit in. And true to their promise, Louis got to see his favorite team play in person. Such an amazing story.