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Louis Corbett visits Boston building 'vision bank' before going blind

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BOSTON (WHDH) -  Twelve-year-old Louis Corbett is in America taking in the sights before he goes blind and Wednesday he was in Boston to see his favorite basketball team.

Louis suffers from a disease called retinitis pigmentosa which is causing him to lose his vision.

“It's slowly coming in, so the chance to see this while it’s still wide is gold,” Tim Corbett, Louis’ dad, said.

Before that happens though, Louis wanted to build a “visual bank” of the sights from around the world including the Boston Celtics.

“It’s quite incredible. Not every 12-year-old from New Zealand gets to see this, so it's pretty great,” Louis said.

Not only did Louis get to see the game from court-side seats with his dad and his brother,  he got to be on the floor for a standing ovation from tens of thousands of people.

The trip was made possible by a group of people Louis doesn't even know, all pitching in to help the little boy live his dream.

“They're very generous they’re just making this for me is really kind of them,” Louis said.

Before coming to Boston he visited the Google headquarters in San Francisco and after he leaves he will he seeing Niagara Falls, New York and Las Vegas.
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