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The rich -- raiders are playing an ordinary scrimmage but at the center of the game a very extraordinary young man -- -- Michael slightly.
And in the starting center on respirators -- the thirteen year old eighth grader isn't protecting the quarterback.
What's the hard hit a clear things -- again or playing keyboard with his -- casual Friday.
He's busy raising money to find a cure for retinal diseases.
In fact he is young brother rich are busy gearing up for Sunday and you would you -- created.
It's a fund raiser called by the base.
All the money benefits the -- -- -- foundation and what we're doing is we're working right now with researchers hopefully find a cure for the -- A cure could go a long way towards hoping -- dreams of starring in the NFL.
Especially when you consider both he and his teen year old brother -- are blind as a lot of like just logically I don't have a lot of my central -- right vision at the young age of three months old Michael was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called -- congenital -- -- says that's no his coach we'll tell you that hasn't stopped him from selling on the floor despite -- site.
Teammates help them get to the line the -- they're aware of his and it cites.
We got calls on the line where.
If you music go right the -- on the right -- tap them on the shorter or let him though right right right.
Michael realizes as his vision continues to deteriorate his days on the gridiron are numbered for now but there's hope.
So far -- -- foundation is on track to raise more than a 100000 dollars this year to drive and research for retinal disease.
His mother says through gene mapping they believe that a cure is in the future.
And -- Michael will be able to see his name in lights in the NFL.
We're working on the cure for the vision -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- not desperate hope anymore it's real it's attainable and achievable.
We just have to underway there this weekend Michael's going to be hitting a different kind of -- the North Hampton civic center's soccer field for his -- the basin fund raiser.
It's all part of a plan to help raise money and awareness for retinal diseases if you'd like to donate money you can go to our web site.
For a link at my -- Philly dot com and rich Ferraro -- -- box when he -- news.
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