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    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.

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

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    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."

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    Flame said, "It was really, really fun and really, really windy."

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

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

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    "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."

    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."

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    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."

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    "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."