While most nine-year-old boys are learning to play video games or baseball, Ben Pierce is learning to become blind.

He practices using a walking stick and his parents have encouraged him to learn Braille.

Ben was born at 23 weeks gestation, more than four months early. He weighed one pound and six ounces. He was so underdeveloped that his eyelids were still fused shut.

Read the rest of Janet St James' story on WFAA..


If you were losing your sight what would YOU want to see? You can read all of Ben's wishes here: http://thadenpierce.org/the-wish-list-2/the-wish-list


LINK: Take a look at Ben's Wish List

LINK: Ben's Wish List Facebook page