11/11/2014 11:54 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Boy's Wish List Of Things To See Before He Goes Blind

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A nine-year-old boy is working through a wish list of things he wants to see – before he goes blind.

Ben Pierce, from Denton, Texas, will soon lose his sight forever after he was diagnosed with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity soon after he was born at just 23 weeks.

His sight has been in decline for years, and last autumn Ben was classified as legally blind. But Ben still has some vision - and wants to make the most of it before it's too late.

With his family, he has created his 'Vision Wish List' – a list of places he wants to visit before he loses the use of his eyes completely.

On his list are Las Vegas, the Redwood Forest in Northern California, the Parthenon in Greece, snorkelling, and skiing.

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