A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart disease has become the first person to visit Saturn. This was made possible thanks to virtual reality. Zayden Wright's experience in outer space was recorded, and watching the video is so heartwarming it brings tears to one's eyes. His excitement at having his dream come true was infectious.
Zayden Wright was diagnosed with three different heart defects just days after he was born prematurely in an emergency C-section. Since then, he has had three open heart surgeries and regular doctor’s appointments. In between hospital visits and treatment, Zayden is just like every other young boy with dreams and for him, his biggest dream was always to visit outer space.
After nearly a year of planning, the day finally came when Zayden was invited to put on his space suit, strap into a model rocket, put on his VR headset, and explore space.
Zayden will never be able to participate in sports because of his heart condition, though surgery has made him better. Hence, his mother sees his journey to space as a big trophy for her son.
Below is the video..