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5-year-old girl losing sight to rare condition will get to visit Rome

The Ohio parents who created a "visual bucket list" for their 5-old-old daughter who's slowly going blind never dreamed they'd get to show her Italy.

But Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers and her family will travel to Rome sometime next spring thanks to Turkish Airlines. The airline's general manager was touched by the little girl's story and her parents' wish that she see many amazing things before a rare genetic condition robs her of her sight, or most of it.

Round-trip tickets to anywhere in the world were offered, and the family — from Bellville, Ohio, north of Columbus — chose one of the most visual places they could think of.

Lizzy's dad says aside from the art and architecture, they hope to see the hometown of his wife's ancestors.