Ellie White, left, talks with WECT's Ashlea Kosikowski on Wednesday's News Now. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
Ellie White has Wolfram syndrome, a terminal illness that begins with Type 1 diabetes and eventually causes vision loss.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the average lifespan for people with the disease is 30-40 years so White, a 16-year-old from Colorado, wants to see and experience as much as possible.
“It can be upsetting at times but I just try to push through," said White, who was on WECT's News Now Wednesday afternoon. "That’s why we do these huge, monthlong road trips around the country because I want to be able to see things while I can."