The young girl has Usher Syndrome Type II, a rare genetic disorder that causes hearing and vision loss. Since her diagnosis over a year ago, her parents have created a "visual bucket list" to make sure Lizzy takes in as many wonderful sights as she can before the disease causes her to go blind, the Mansfield News Journal reports.
On Tuesday, Lizzy, who has an affinity for stargazing, took a trip to the Warren Rupp Observatory in Bellville, Ohio, to see the celestial night sky through high-powered telescopes.
“It was big, giant, round. It had holes in it,” she told the news outlet.
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"That’s one of the things that hurts the most, she's so visual.” her father, Steve Myers, told the news station. "About five to seven years is our window to get her out and about to see things, especially at night. Otherwise, it would be too late to do things like this [view the night sky] or catch lightning bugs."