Boy makes ‘bucket list’ of things to see before he goes blind

DALLAS, Texas — A 9-year-old boy in Texas is working on a “bucket list” of things he wants to see before he goes blind.

WFAA-TV reported that Ben Pierce is losing his sight because of some scar tissue left from a surgery he needed on his eyes.

Doctors said his eyesight worsens as he grows because the scar tissue does not stretch.

Pierce was born at just 23 weeks, arriving more than four months early. He weighed just 1 pound 6 ounces.

“I just don’t want to be blind,” Ben said as he began to cry during an interview.

Ben’s list includes going to Paris, London and seeing the Northern Lights. He also wants to go to Los Angeles and see the beach.

Recently, Ben crossed one thing off his list after he saw a Van Gogh painting of haystacks at the Dallas Museum of art.

Two donation pages have been set up in Ben’s honor, according to his family’s blog and can be found at InspireMore.com and GiveForward.com.

5 comments

  • castro2r

    He might be blind for a long time, but I wholeheartedly believe he will not be blind for life. Regenerative medicine and research is doing some amazing things.

  • Cindy

    I have been to Paris, London and Legoland…..I certainly hope he gets to the places on his bucket list…..he will enjoy them so much! God Bless him!

  • jj

    This made me cry its sad that something done to make his life better when he was born is now going to backfire, so to speak. But I believe with medical science today that a solution will be found! I’m glad they have a fund set up I will be checking it out for sure.

    What actually brought this article up on our browser was our kids searching for a summer bucket list. They are scared of all the school shootings and want to make a bucket list for summer before they go to high school.

    Now they have other important reasons to have a “bucket list” too. This family will be in our hearts and prayers best of luck to you. I hope you get to see everything on your list!

  • Lorraine

    FOX8, please have this child’s parent see the info below and/or call Tim Morrow @ (800) 527-5682 here in Torrance, California.

    I googled this subject and found quite a bit of info on how to heal the scar tissue in the eye NATURALLY. The question was asked/answered is “There a Natural Way to Remove Scar Tissue From the Cornea of the Eye Caused by Viral Infection (Herpes Simplex)? Answer: To work on the scar tissue in the eye which results from such an infection one needs to use eyewash (Herbal Eyebright]. This was due to a viral infection but I’m assuming this mI googled this subject and found quite a bit of info on how to heal the scar tissue in the eye NATURALLY. The question was asked/answered is “There a Natural Way to Remove Scar Tissue From the Cornea of the Eye Caused by Viral Infection (Herpes Simplex)? Answer: To work on the scar tissue in the eye which results from such an infection one needs to use eyewash (Herbal Eyebright].

    This was due to a viral infection but I’m assuming this might also work for scarring due to surgery.

    http://herballegacy.com/Eye_Ailments.html or http://curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=1414688

    http://herballegacy.com/Eye_Ailments.html or http://curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=1414688.

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