Louis Corbett, a 12-year-old New Zealand boy with a genetic disease called retinitis pigmentosa, crossed one important event off his wish list Wednesday night. Corbett, who is going blind, met with his favorite player Rajon Rondo (below), coach Brad Stevens, and other Celtics before the game with the Golden State Warriors. He was the team’s guest of honor for the game.
“I just want to absorb the game and see what it’s really like and feel the atmosphere of the stadium,” Louis told CBSBoston.com. “It’s quite incredible. Not every 12-year-old my age from New Zealand gets to see this.”
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Knowing that Corbett will eventually be blind, his parents have taken him to see as many things as possible. The family visited Google headquarters in California and also went to Disneyland.
“As mom and dad we tend to think of two years down the track, five years down the track,” Tim Corbett said. “He doesn’t. He just thinks right now ‘what’s fantastic and what can i get out of it?’ ”