But after enrolling in flight training classes and just as she was on the cusp of seeing her dream fulfilled, she was diagnosed with a chronic illness.
In the interview below, this young pilot, entrepreneur, social media influencer, and all-around superhero shares her story of following her dream while battling lupus.
In real life, some of the world's worst villains are incurable diseases. They sneak up on the innocent, bombarding them with years of pain and suffering. That's why the people who battle these conditions are not only survivors, but real-life superheroes.
Aubrey spoke to Heard about how she’s managed to thrive while battling her condition.
So when I was at that age that I can get my permit to fly my parents put me in a program where I got my flight training so when I actually got to fly the planes, it re-ignited my passion. Flying the plane I was looking down at the world, looking down at the nature, and it actually made me ugly cry. It made me really appreciative like wow, the world is such a beautiful place, God made this beautiful world. You know, it's completely different seeing the world on a plane then in a car.
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