Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Nelly!!!!

We want to wish Nusrit a very 
Happy Birthday!!!!!
We hope you have a FABULOUS day!!!

Nusrit "Nelly" Shaheen is the oldest person in the world living with Harlequin Ichthyosis. Happy 29th Birthday!!!

Nelly leads a positive lifestyle. As the oldest known survivor of HI she has faced many obstacles and overcame them all. She wants to "live life to the fullest" and has not let her skin hold her back from doing what she wants. She has participated in many TV shows and fundraisers raising awareness for this condition. She also appeared in the series, Beauty and the Beast: The Ugly Face of Prejudice. Nelly and glamour model, Holly, spent a few weeks together to show their perspectives of what beauty really means. Nelly tried to show and explain to Holly that trying so hard to be "beautiful" (in society's eyes) will never truly make you happy. From all that I have read about Nelly and from our brief conversations on Facebook, she seems like an amazing person. I hope one day we will get to meet this inspiring woman. 

Read more about Nelly here and here.