CHASING NEWS: The Miracle Of Grace

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A New Jersey girl who got a chance to meet Pope Francis while she was battling a rare form of cancer is now cancer free.

Grace West of Freehold was diagnosed with a rare form of nerve cell cancer at age 10. The Make-A-Wish Foundation arranged a trip to the Vatican, and she was kissed by the pope during her visit.

A year and a half later she’s cancer free.

“Being in the Vatican was this peaceful place you could stay in forever. The architecture was incredible,” Grace said.

Grace, whose nickname is Cookie, started a foundation called Cookie’s Crumblers to raise money for cancer research goes by the nickname, “Cookie.” On Saturday the foundation will hold its inaugural Gala of Gratitude.

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