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Chicago Blackhawks Surprise Blind Teen

Blind 16-Year-Old Has "Best Day of Her Life" Thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks

For 16-year-old Christina DeVries, attending a Chicago Blackhawks game in person at the United Center was her one goal in life. Blind since birth, DeVries wanted to experience the thrill of the game surrounded by several thousand like-minded fans. So when she heard the team's ad asking fans "What's your goal?", she told her mom that's what she wanted to do. Knowing the competition would be steep, DeVries's family set up a fundraising page so they could buy the tickets themselves and take her to a game (according to her family, they needed "seats in a lower row in the upper deck or in the club section," tickets that tend to be quite expensive, "to ensure Christina's safety").

But when the Blackhawks caught wind of DeVries's goal, they one-upped donors and invited the teen to the game. No one told DeVries where she was going. When she arrived at the United Center, Blackhawk's forward Patrick Sharp greeted her, told her where she was, and gave her a day she will never forget. Watch as the NHL star unveils her surprise, gives her his jersey to wear, and steps out on the ice with her. You'll see why DeVries screams, "This is the best day of my life!"

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