File under: A heartwarming story on a cold winter day. Boston Celtics’ owner Wyc Grousbeck and wife Corinne are offering to fly Louis Corbett, a Celtics fan from New Zealand to Boston, to catch a game before he loses his vision.
Top US basketball team the Boston Celtics have reached out to a young Kiwi fan whose one wish is to see them play live before he goes blind.
Louis Corbett, 12, has a genetic eye disease called retinitus pigmentosa.
It causes severe vision impairment and Louis – and two other siblings – will eventually lose his sight. …
Co-owners of the team Wycliffe and Corrine Grousbeck have a son, Campbell, who is blind and attends the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts.
In a joint statement to the Herald yesterday, they said: “We found out about Louis through the magic of social media and the fact that some of our followers knew about our connection to Perkins and tweeted the article to us.”
They have offered to pay for Louis to travel to the US to watch a game.
An awesome gesture from a family who can certainly relate to the Corbett’s. Here’s a quote from Louis’ father, Tim:
“It’s just out of this world stuff. To have someone care for a 12-year-old kid on the other side of the world is just amazing. We’ve been stunned by the generosity of people.”
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Great find by our very own guys, especially Jay (@MrTrpleDouble10), who first sent this story to the Celtics’ official Twitter account. And a collective thanks to Wyc and Corinne Grousbeck for making this all a reality. Go C’s!
— Jay O (@MrTrpleDouble10) February 7, 2014
— Corinne Grousbeck (@cbgrousbeck) February 7, 2014