ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Miss.—Brett Haubrich has gone through a lot in his short life, including treatment for cancer, but the trials he has faced have only strengthened this 12-year-old's faith.
The young boy has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy to treat a grade three anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor.
"My brain tumor is just terrible," Brett said. "I really hate it."
The tumor forced Brett to give up football, his favorite sport, but in its place Brett has found a new passion—church.
"My favorite part is communion because I like to get all the bread," Brett said.
This Spring, Brett's dream came true when he got to be a priest for the day with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and share a message of hope.
"I think God made me stronger than the brain tumor," he said. "I think he made me just so I can beat it."
Brett's tumor is no longer showing signs of cancer and now he is getting the incredible opportunity to meet the most famous priest of all, Pope Francis.
"We received an e-mail from the archbishop of Philadelphia telling us they had three tickets for us," said his father, Conrad.
Now Brett and his parents will attend a mass with Pope Francis. Brett wants to become a priest and has always wanted to meet the Pope.
"I hope I can shake his hand," he said. "That would be awesome."
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