07/21/2014 04:06 pm ET Updated Jul 21, 2014

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

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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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