A young American has attributed his recovery from cancer to a blessing by Pope Benedict XVI.
Peter Srsich traveled to Rome last year in May to meet the Pope, sponsored by the Make-a-Wish Foundation, after he was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
He was being treated at Colorado Children’s Hospital and while doctors tried to do what they could to help him fight the disease, he was also being looked after by the U.S. non-profit Make-a-Wish Foundation.
In May, Peter and his mother attended one of Benedict XVI’s General Audiences in St. peter’s Square. They met and spoke to him and the encounter had a powerful effect on Peter. The Pope listened to Peter talk about his trip and his illness and later blessed him.
“He put his hand right on my chest where the tumor had been. He didn’t know where the tumor was, but he put his hand right there.”said the 17 year old
The young man from Colorado is now cancer-free.He wants to become a priest.