Teen With Autism to Meet the Pope

Jake Edward, 13, says he wants to tell Pope Francis about all of his "great blessings."
1:55 | 09/23/15

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Pope Francis's historic visit 0 America is touching so many lives from high school students who travelled across the country to a very special 13-year-old named Jake with an uplifting message, ABC's Cecilia Vega has all of their stories for you. Reporter: The pope touching down in the U.S. To crowds of adoring fans and it begins. People journeying from across the country just to catch a glimpse of pope Francis. These high school students from Atlanta nominated by their teachers to make the trip to Philadelphia. I want a selfie with the pope. Reporter: A lucky few will get the chance to meet pope Francis in person. Raschad Ellis bay will be cooking for the pope. It touches my heart. It definitely puts the jitters in me but at the end of the day I believe that it's going to be a meal that he loves. Reporter: Even the people responsible for transporting the papal delegation filled with excitement. There is energy. Our folks are ready to work hard, play hard and pray hard this week. Reporter: Also meeting the pope in Washington, D.C., 13-year-old Jake Edwards. People with autism are smart and perfectly amazing. Reporter: An autism ambassador recently honored by the white house for his work with local law enforcement helping them to understand autism. I think it's pretty cool. I want to tell him about all the great blessings that I have. Reporter: The moment an important culmination of years of hard work. I can't really even put into words but I'm feeling, of course, it's pride and it is just super exciting that he gets this opportunity. I am excited that the pope is coming to Washington, D.C. And I think he's going to help a lot of people. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Cecilia Vega, ABC news, Washington.

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