9-Year-Old Wingwalkers Break World Record To Raise Awareness About Friend’s Disease

The schoolgirls became the world’s youngest formation wingwalkers. They were inspired by the plight of their 6-year-old friend who has muscular dystrophy.

1. Nine-year-old cousins from England, Rose Brewer (L) and Flame Brewer, became the world’s youngest formation wingwalkers. They wanted to raise awareness about a charity dedicated to treating muscular dystrophy, reported The Daily Mail.

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Rose Brewer (L) and Flame Brewer ® prepare to wingwalk over Rendcomb airfield in Gloucestershire.

2. Their six-year-old friend, Eli Crossley, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His parents have set up a trust to raise money for research and treatment to cure Eli and other children suffering from the condition.

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

3. The girls flew over Gloucestershire on the wings of their grandfather’s vintage planes.

Pool / Getty Images

4. They are the family’s third generation of wingwalkers to fly on the Boeing Stearman aircrafts.

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

5. Rose told The Daily Mail, “It’s quite scary when you take off but if you like mega funfair rides I think you’ll find the take-off really cool. The best bit was probably taking off or doing the Superwoman pose.”

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

6. Flame said, “It was really, really fun and really, really windy.”

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

7. The girls flew only meters apart from each other and reached speeds of 100 mph.

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

8. Rose: “It is dreadful that the older children like Eli get, the less able they become to do things that I take for granted.”

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

“It feels really nice to have done something to help Eli and hopefully get lots of people to know about the Duchenne Children’s Trust.”

9. Flame: “The best bit is just being in the air. My cousin and I came up with the idea to be the youngest formation wingwalking team and wanted to help Eli together.”

Matt Cardy / Getty Images
Matt Cardy / Getty Images
Pool / Getty Images

12. Emily Crossley, Eli’s mom and founder of the trust said, “We are very honored that Rose and Flame are wingwalking to break a world record to help raise awareness of our charity.”

Matt Cardy / Getty Images

“This is a disease that desperately needs a cure. For other young children to be moved to help our child and hundreds of thousands of boys like him is very humbling.”

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Hot Buzz

    What’s The Most Awkward Thing That’s Ever Happened To You In A Restaurant?

    collection

    What’s The Most Embarrassing Thing Your Parents Have Ever Done?

    collection
    Now Buzzing