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Mississippi girl with rare illness attends 'Star Wars' show


December 25, 2019

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 10-year-old Mississippi girl with a rare chronic illness was able to attend the latest "Star Wars" premiere.

Addisyn Richards and her family were flown to Los Angeles last week for the blue carpet world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" by Kids Wish Network, The Clarion Ledger reported. The charity grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Addisyn has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which weakens the body's connective tissues, causing frequent and painful dislocations, among other serious issues.

Photos show Addisyn beaming with stars like Ma...

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