11-year-old girl battling cancer gets wish to meet the Pope

December 19, 2014 6:00 PM

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11-year-old girl battling cancer gets wish to meet the Pope

A New Jersey girl battling neuroblastoma saw her dream come true Wednesday when she got an audience with Pope Francis.

Grace West, a fifth-grader, has undergone nine rounds of chemotherapy over the past year, NJ.com reported. She and her family traveled to Rome Monday after receiving permission from her doctor so that she could be present at the pope’s weekly assembly in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

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