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Gene Therapy Helps Blind Boy See

(CBS)  Just over a year ago, 9-year-old Corey Haas and his family feared he would go blind. But, thanks to an experimental procedure, Corey has new outlook on life -- and everything in it.

Corey was classified as legally blind due to an inherited disease called Leber's congenital amaurosis. Reading in school or riding a bike came with high degree of difficulty for him.

Corey's father, Ethan Haas, said it was "heartbreaking" to learn his son had the congenital disease.

However, when the Haas family learned about an experimental vision procedure from a doctor in Boston, Corey said he was "all for" anything that would help him see better.

The gene therapy trial at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia changed everything for Corey and his family. 

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 Where can I find that Gene guy?  I too would like some therapy to make me see although lord knows I ain't no boy...

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