TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - 74 pounds. That's how much 27-year-old Sunny Sober weighs. That's about the size of an average 10-year-old child.
That's because Sunny has had multiple health issues for the past 15 years.
"I ended up losing a bunch of weight. By ninth grade, they took me out of school. I couldn't go to school anymore, I just didn't have the energy," said Sunny.
She has over 100 parasites throughout her body, along with multiple other serious health concerns.
Medical officials diagnosed Sunny with malabsorption.
That means no matter how much she eats, her body won't absorb the nutrients.
"Since I can't absorb it, I can't put on the weight and heal," said Sunny.
Sunny is literally starving to death.
And, as you can imagine, this affects everything she does.
"Just day to day, it's, there's just days I'm here a lot of days. I can't go out. I can't do much."
But what you might find surprising is Sunny's "sunny" disposition.
"We're excited. I'm excited! I'm ready to go and be healthy!"
Sunny contributes this to not only a great support system at home, but her number one supporter, God.
"(How are you so positive?) It's the Lord. Ever since I was little, I got saved, and I knew God would heal me. And he's helped me through it all. Everything that I've been through, it's definitely been hard, but he's my rock," said Sunny.
So Sunny and her husband AJ aren't giving up.
They are trying to raise $45,000 in the month of April.
This is so Sunny can go to Total Health Institute, a place known for its success with chronic illnesses.
So, as Sunny says, she can continue living her life to the fullest.
"I know God's got a reason for it."
If you would like to learn more about Sunny's journey or help her reach her fundraising goal, head to her fundraising website .
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