The parents of an Ohio girl who is losing her eyesight are helping to create a “visual bucket list” for her — hoping to help her see as much beauty as she can.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers, 5, is expected to lose her vision in the next 5 to 10 years. But, in the meantime, her parents are using every opportunity to open her eyes to beautiful things she encounters every day, CNN
"Yesterday I ran upstairs and woke her up because there was the most beautiful rainbow outside," said her mother, Christine Myers. "I think I scared her to death at first, but when I carried her out to see the rainbow she loved it and we sat there for maybe 20 or 30 minutes.
“It was the longest rainbow and it was so bright and you could see all the colors. I don't think even I have seen so many."
Lizzy has Usher Syndrome Type II, a rare genetic disorder that strikes approximately one in 17,000 people in United States.
Children with the disease hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa, meaning she will become legally blind and will likely lose most of her ability to hear.
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