Ben Pierce, 9, is going blind and there are a few things he wants to see before he can’t see.
You know how this works, right? His story makes it to the Internet, as his did a few weeks ago…
…and the world steps forward to help. He recently checked off “See Statue of Liberty,” but “See the Northern Lights” seemed like a lost cause, especially since he lives in Texas.
Now, he’s preparing to check “See the Northern Lights” off, too.
Good job, world.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.