New Zealand boy gets wish to see Celtics play before going blind
A 12-year-old New Zealand boy who captured the world's attention with his "bucket list" of things to see before a degenerative eye disease leaves him blind has arrived in Boston to see the Celtics play a game, WCVB reported.
"It'll be quite a new experience," Louis Corbett said shortly after landing at Logan International Airport Monday night. "It's quite a big experience. It'll just be fun seeing the game."
Corbett will lose his eyesight in only a few years, but his family is taking him on the journey of a lifetime to fill his visual bank with images of places he visited that will hopefully stay with him throughout his lifetime.
"It's called retinitis pigmentosa," father Tim Corbett said. "Louis can't see anything in the dark at all."
And more than anything else, Tim said Louis wanted to see the Celtics play more than anything else.
"I've never experienced anything like this," Louis said.
Louis said it was a legend who hooked him on the game at a young age.
"I like Larry Bird," he said. "(Rajon) Rondo. He's a point guard. I like point guards."
Friends, corporate donations and the Celtics made the trip to Boston possible.
"Every step of the way, people have been so generous to us," Tim said.