GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – After her near-death experience, one woman is on a cross-country road trip to raise money for a ‘Rare Disease Cause’; and she’s beginning her journey right here on the Western Slope.

Rebecca Trahan is a survivor of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection.

She is driving over ten-thousand miles to meet with other rare-disease survivors, and raise $2.5 Million for research with Honeycomb Health.

On the tenth anniversary of her near-death experience, Rebecca hopes this journey will raise awareness to her cause, and bring those with rare diseases together,

“You know, I’ve been given a second chance, and I’m super lucky; at first I had a hard time with surviving because I was bereft, and there was nobody that looked like me, that had all these heart problems. And you know, once I realized the power of connecting with others like me and didn’t feel like such a freak, I thought wow; maybe that’s what I’m supposed to be doing,” says Trahan.

You can donate to the cause by visiting this GoFundMe page: