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When this story first ran on ESPN a few years ago, it triggered a massive response, but nobody could have imagined the twist it would take, which the network revealed in 2013.

“What a great feeling, to be able to deliver news like that, that there’s hope,” recalls the story’s producer.

She was so moved by the subjects of this story that she did what she’d never done before, “arguably crossing a journalistic line,” as she put it.

Two young men, one who suffered a terrible accident, the other born with a disease that stole his sight, helping each other in the most remarkable way. What this producer saw happening changed her life. Her response to it changed theirs.

Originally published: January 19, 2014
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