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Faith & Hope Inspire A Wish Come True

  • Tristan wished to meet the Pope

  • Tristan wished to meet the Pope

  • Tristan wished to meet the Pope

“ For that moment, I was experiencing my own miracle. ”


- Tristan

Tristan is not your average fifteen-year-old. Some might say he’s got an old soul. Whether playing poker with his grandfather or studying the stock market, Tristan has always been a deep thinker who feels just as deeply.

While struggling with a heart condition and undergoing various surgeries and treatments, Tristan’s faith has played a large part in his healing process. This faith led Tristan to wish to meet the Pope. With the promise of a wish on the horizon, Tristan gained hope as he waited on his wish, and when the time came to finally tour the Vatican, Tristan felt renewed. 

Tristan said that though meeting the Pope still gave him nervous jitters, he felt so happy when Pope Francis made his way over to him, blessed him and gave him a rosary. While nature may say Tristan has a heart disorder, there’s no denying he has one of the best and biggest hearts of all. Renewed with hope, strength and joy from his wish experience, Tristan is sure to do great things with his future.

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