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Fashion Blogger & Model Jillian Mercado: 'If You're Different, It's Sunlight In Somebody's World'

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Jillian Mercado attends the Houghton fashion show during MADE Fashion Week fall 2014 at Milk Studios on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images) | Mireya Acierto via Getty Images

Jillian Mercado is a hero -- our kind of celebrity (as in deserving to be truly celebrated). Having had muscular dystrophy since birth, her positive attitude probably puts most people to shame. There would be no mistaking Jillian for anyone else. She is a visionary in that she refuses to be an outcast and embraces wholeheartedly her uniqueness: “It’s boring to see the same people; if you’re different, it’s sunlight in somebody’s world.” Amen.

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