(ABC News) If there’s one thing Jenny Gardner is afraid of, it’s hospitals. She has a primary immunodeficiency disease, also known as the “bubble boy” disease, which renders her body unable to combat the everyday viruses and germs that could lurk in hospital corridors.

And, as fate would have it, Gardner has to go to a hospital every three or four weeks to get the treatment she needs to stay alive.

“That’s the last place in the whole world we need to be. That’s where the germs are. That’s where the sick people are,” Gardner said. “There are some winters where I have pneumonia two or three times a year.”

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