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Her Friends Sent Her Picture Into Space to Raise Awareness for Her Rare Condition

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Her friends are out of this world!

How far would you go to take care of someone you love?

All of us know what it’s like to be sick, but far fewer truly understand what it is to suffer. According to 2012 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020, chronic diseases will account for three-quarters of all deaths worldwide.

While the most common among these are heart diseases in adults, many children and teenagers throughout the world suffer from far more rare and far less understood illnesses as well. For one young woman, both time and money are of the essence in order to receive a potentially life-saving operation, so her friends took her plea to the biggest stage of them all: outer space.

antonia Payne-Cheney space Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Source: YouTube/Ben Freke