A Touching ESPN Story on Celtics Owner’s Son

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I was incredibly moved by the story of how Boston Celtics co-owner/CEO Wyc Grousbeck and his wife Corinne moved their family from San Francisco to Boston solely so his blind son Campbell could receive the best education in the world at the Perkins School for the Blind (where Helen Keller learned to speak, read and write after losing her vision when she was 19 months old).

I was particularly touched by this excerpt:
“They were trying to get me to come work for the Celtics, and I was really touched by the story of Wyc and his family,” Ainge said. “Knowing that northern California is where the family is from, knowing that that was where they wanted to settle down — and they came to Boston for one reason, and that was the Perkins School for the Blind. They wanted to give Campbell the best education possible.

“I was really impressed by that. The guy I was going to work for had a good perspective in life and a good heart.”

You can enjoy the story in its entirety here: http://sports.espn.go.com/…umns/story

You can learn more about the Perkins School at the school’s website: http://www.perkinschool.org/

Or, the wiki entry for the school: http://en.wikipedia.org/…_the_Blind

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