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Emotional moment: 5-year-old Ohio girl with disease blessed by Pope Francis


There was an emotional moment today for 5-year-old Lizzy Myers from Ohio, who suffers from a genetic disease known as Usher’s Syndrome, which gradually leads to blindness and hearing loss. At the Vatican, Pope Francis approached her and blessed her at the end of his weekly audience. Her parents say that seeing the Pope was near the top of Lizzy’s “visual bucket list.”