Blind teen gets chance to shoot hoops with Harlem Globetrotters

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Blind teen gets chance to hang out with Harlem Globetrotters
Ethan, a 13-year-old with a rare eye condition, got the opportunity of a lifetime to hang out with the famed ballers.

He might be legally blind, but that doesn't mean 13-year-old Ethan LaCroix can't ball.

Ethan has a rare eye disease called Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, with 20/400 vision in one eye and 20/600 in the other. With the help of eSight glasses, Ethan was able to see and learn cool basketball tricks with Harlem Globetrotter players Flight Time Lang and Scooter Christensen, according to a press release.

The Globetrotters even gave Ethan bench seat tickets to their appearance at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on April 22.

"He loves basketball, to meet these two guys, they're fantastic, he's just not stopped talking about them," Ethan's mom Margaret LaCroix said.