These Parents Created a “Visual Bucket List” for Their 5-Year-Old Daughter Who Is Going Blind


Lizzy Myers, 5, doesn’t know yet that she is going blind. Before she completely loses the ability to see, her parents Steve and Christine Myers, of Bellville, Ohio, created a visual bucket list so that she could remember some of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Mansfield News Journal reports. Lizzy has Usher syndrome type II, a genetic condition that affects 4 out of every 100,000 babies . She already has partial hearing loss and has been wearing a hearing aid since her diagnosis last year, ABC News reports. “About five to seven years is our window to get her out and about to see things, especially at night,” Steve told the Mansfield News Journal . “Otherwise, it would be too late to do things like this (view the night sky) or catch lightning bugs.” So far, Lizzy’s biggest surprise has been seeing the moon, some planets, and all kinds of rock samples at the Warren Rupp Observatory. She was particularly impressed by the moon (“It was big, giant, round. It has holes in it!”), but her parents are planning to take her to see things like the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and Yellowstone. They also want to be with her when she watches her first sunset on a beach. Follow Tess on Twitter .

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