PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A sick teenage boy’s wish to see the Pittsburgh Steelers play before he loses his eyesight will be granted this Sunday.
Lucas Olenhaus, 16, has suffered from a number of serious health problems since he was a baby. Now, his doctors say that his eyesight is slowly deteriorating, and he will eventually go blind. His mother, Denise Olenhaus, says he would love to be able to see the Steelers in person before he loses his eyesight completely, so she tried to raise the money to make the trip to a Steelers game through the crowd-funding website GoFundMe. They only made it about halfway to their goal, but after Denise was put in contact with the right people, Lucas and his family will be attending the Steelers game at Heinz Field on Sunday.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Executive Rich Fitzgerald Says Amazon Air Is First-Class Deal For Pittsburgh International Airport
According to a post on their GoFundMe page, Denise was put in contact with Angela Lento and Joe Dwyer, who work for the college basketball website CollegeInsider.com, who in turn put her in contact with Arthur Hightower, who works for the San Diego Chargers. Through their combined efforts, the family was able to receive tickets to see Sunday’s game.READ MORE: CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Maskless In Most Places, But Some Businesses Still Require It
“This was the biggest thing on [Lucas’s] bucket list,” Denise wrote on the GoFundMe page.MORE NEWS: Christian Ross Facing Arson Charges In Massive Fire That Destroyed Historic South Side Building