PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of the most heartwarming moments during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia was when he stopped his motorcade at Philadelphia International Airport to bless Michael Keating, a young boy with cerebral palsy.
The Keating family faces some challenges when it comes to transporting Michael. The wheelchair accessible vehicle that was donated to them is in need of a working ramp and has other issues.
As a result, friends of the Keating family set up a fundraising page to put money towards a new accessible vehicle and other expenses for Michael’s care.
After Pope Francis blessed Michael his mother Kristin said, “Michael’s had some struggles through his life and the fact that the Pope kissed him on the head and blessed him is something I never would have imagined possible for any of my children. I feel very fortunate and blessed that it happened.”
At this time, more than $95,000 have been raised.