Boy Goes Sightseeing Before Losing Vision

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By Mouseymilkman [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

What would you do if somebody told you that you would lose your sight in a matter of months? Retinitis pigmentosa is a disease that damages the retina of the eye and causes blindness, which is what twelve-year-old Louis Corbett is faced with. This is why his parents decided to take him around the world to see all kind of different, spectacular sights before he becomes completely blind.

Although “Louie” is losing his sight rapidly, he was able to see some pretty neat things during these excursions. Landmarks among the list, Louie had chosen the Empire State Building and the Grand Canyon to visit, according to CNN.  His most recent sightseeing wish was to see a Boston Celtics game in person, which he was able to do with the help of many donations from all over the globe and the cooperation of the basketball team’s manager, along with other aspects that worked out for the best.  In a heartwarming display of generosity, the donations amounted to $25,000 in only four weeks.  Largely spurred by social media, the funds came in from all over the world.

There is still hope for Louie’s sight as research into retinitis pigmentosa goes on, but one can be sure that the boy definitely has made some memorable trips no matter what happens to his sight.