What would you want to see if you knew you were going blind?
For 9-year-old Ben Pierce, he is quickly losing his eyesight. Born with “Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP),” a disease of the eye that affects prematurely-born babies, his parents knew the day would come where their son would lose his vision for good.
To help him transition and deal with going blind, his family asked him to create a bucket list of all the things he wants to see – anywhere he would like to go. Snorkeling, a trip to Las Vegas, and a toy factory are just some of things on his list.
And he’s already checked off a few – Disneyland, Legoland, the beach, and the Apple store. People who have heard of Ben’s story have contributed donations – airline miles and hotel bookings – to help cover his fun, but somewhat expensive, trips.
But what touches the heart of his family is Ben’s quiet humility and generous attitude, reminding us to live out our dreams, no matter what age.