Olivia Meets Pope Francis

With the help of the Make A Wish Foundation, TMLA Senior Olivia Lippolis had the opportunity to meet our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

While courageously fighting pediatric lymphoma, Olivia met a young girl who mentioned that she had been able to meet the Pope as part of her wish. The thought stayed with Olivia and when it was time to make her own wish, she expressed the hope to travel to Rome to meet His Holiness.

At the end of January, Olivia’s wish came true! After receiving a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican, Olivia received an audience with Pope Francis. Expressing his gratitude for Olivia’s presence, Pope Francis spoke briefly with Olivia and gave her his papal blessing.

Her TMLA Family shares in Olivia’s excitement and happiness for this amazing moment!


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