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.
For more info visit cookiescrumblers.org.