Student collects degree on stretcher
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Newcastle University student collects degree on stretcher

A student who is confined to bed with a rare condition that causes all her joints to dislocate has collected her Newcastle University degree on a stretcher.

Melanie Hartshorn, 26, from Cramlington, Northumberland, has a rare form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which affects her connective tissue.

She said everyone had been "amazing" helping her to reach her goal.