(NEWSER) – Louie Corbett's dream was to see the Boston Celtics play ball—a dream made all the more urgent due to the 12-year-old's degenerative eye disease that has stolen 50% of his sight in the past year alone and will soon render him blind. This week, the New Zealand boy had his wish granted at Boston's TD Garden where he was given a standing ovation at center court, got to shoot hoops with the team, met with players in the locker room, and was given a first-row seat to see his favorite team in action, reports WCVB. "He cares about nothing else," says his mom.

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