A boy from Texas who is slowly losing his vision from a rare disorder that he was born with traveled to Alaska to see the Northern Lights.
The Pierce family took a special vacation recently so their son Ben could see the spectacle before his vision is gone.
According to his mother Heidi's blog, Ben was born at just 23 weeks and was in the NICU for 109 days. But today Ben's eyesight and various scars are the only indication that he was born early.
His parents were encouraged to show Ben a variety of sights before he loses his vision, so they had him create a wish list of places to go and things to do. One of those things on that list was to see the Northern Lights.
Next, the Pierce family will head to Turner Falls to see Native American dancing and a waterfall.