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Please read Rachel's story below, check out her sites and the cafepress store and/or order prints directly through me. If you have no money at least spread the word. Please. Rachel's condition is worsening and without your help, she will die.



Rachel Phillips was a beautiful dancer who preformed in places like the Royal Ballet of London, the Kirov in Russia, the Nashville Ballet, Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah and many others. That was until she started experiencing symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and now the physical disorder that once gave her the ability to hyperextend, helped give her talent in being a beautiful dancer is now taking her life.

Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome is a genetic condition that effects the way your body produces collagen, or the "glue" of the human body. This is the same condition that I suffer from and something like this could potentially happen to any sufferer.

Rachel now lies in a hospital, barely able to take a breath because her airways are 90% collapsed due to severe tracheobronchomalasia, a condition that causes trachea and bronchial airways to collapse (brought on by her EDS). There is hope though. A doctor in Stockholm, Sweden is willing to do an experimental procedure, using Rachel's own stem cells to grow an airway replacement for a transplant that could save her life. Rachel's only hope is to get to Sweden for this procedure but she needs help. Please help Rachel breathe. Without this surgery, she will die.

For more information about Rachel, please check out her website where you can donate or just help to spread the word:

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Cafepress store:…

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If you have any questions about how you can help in other ways, please comment here or send me a note. Rachel needs your help. She does not have to die.

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