Blind man and his 12-year-old son share emotional moment with Stanley Cup

BY Nunzio Ingrassia • May 10, 2016

Gerry Nelson has a unique bond with his 12-year-old son Wyatt. Gerry, who lost his eyesight in 1988 due to diabetes, depends on his son to be sort of a play-by-play man, calling the hockey action as his dad listens.

The two are fans of the Saskatoon Blades, a junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League, allowing them to share a bond that few fathers and sons have.

The NHL learned of the Nelsons' story and wanted to set up an unforgettable moment, a chance to be in the same room with the Stanley Cup. The league captured the emotional occasion in the video below.

"How I experience Blades hockey games here in Saskatoon now is through my son," Gerry said in the video. "Wyatt's eyes and his voice."  



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