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10/03/2015 14:23 GMT | Updated 10/03/2015 14:59 GMT

How One Inspiring Woman Is Fighting A Deadly Disease With Yoga (And Lots Of It)

Briana Donis is battling a life-threatening disease.

Aged 19, the teenager from Houston, Texas suffers from a rare condition called aplastic anemia, which occurs when the body stops producing new blood cells.

The health condition is dangerous and can leave sufferers feeling extremely fatigued, while also making them increasingly likely to contract infections or experience uncontrolled bleeding.

Back in December, Donis underwent a bone marrow transplant. Sadly, it failed.

Now, the 19-year-old is enduring chemotherapy to prepare her for a second bone marrow transplant. But the treatment has taken its toll on her immune system and has wiped out all of the white blood cells from her body.

As a result, she is now living in isolation at Texas Children’s Medical Center.

Despite her compromised immune system, Donis is making the most of her confined hospital room by striking yoga poses. And lots of them.

The flexible teenager shares a daily snap of her journey on Instagram, and we have to say, she's an inspiration...

Day 6: Prasarita Padottanasana C. #LetsGETFlexyIn2015 Yoga Challenge @kinoyoga @beachyogagirl @aloyoga

A photo posted by Bri Donis🐘 (@bridonkeyy) on

Day 19: Fallen Angel #beSTRONGin2015 Yoga Challenge #yogaeverydamnday

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A photo posted by Bri Donis🐘 (@bridonkeyy) on

Day 8: Baby Crow Pose #beSTRONGin2015 Yoga Challenge #yogaeverydamnday #sorryimlatehadafeveralldayyesterday

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Day 2: Navasana #BeStrongin2015 Yoga Challenge

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To donate to Briana's GoFundMe page for her bone marrow operation, click here.

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[H/T BuzzFeed]