Electronic glasses allows blind Calgary Flames fan to see team play for first time
A regular season NHL game in March rarely brings life-changing memories, but one Calgary Flames fan will likely forever remember what she saw over the weekend.
Eleven-year-old Olivia Lettich was left with only peripheral vision after a rare form of eye cancer took most of her sight as a child. Despite the lack of vision, Olivia grew up with a strong fondness for her beloved Flames.
On Sunday, she finally got a chance to watch her favorite team play.
With the help of electronic glasses from a company called eSight and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from the Flames, Olivia got to take in the sights as Calgary played host to the New York Islanders.
Not only did she get to see the action from the stands, but Olivia also got the chance to go hang out on the bench, partake in the pre-game anthem and venture into the locker room to mingle with players after the game.
As an added bonus, the Flames took home their seventh straight victory.