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I Had A Stroke Aged 12 | TRULY9m21s

I Had A Stroke Aged 12 | TRULY

A TEEN model has beaten the odds and has relearned to walk and talk after surviving a stroke age 12. Growing up with three older sisters, Rafi Solaiman was the typical younger brother: full of energy and enthusiasm he would run around the house, play sports in the garden and do whatever he could to wind up his siblings. All of that changed when aged 12, Rafi suffered a stroke and brain haemorrhage so severe it left his body in locked in syndrome. Rafi had to learn how to walk, talk - and even blink again. Now 18 years old, while Rafi is still affected by the stroke, he has an exciting future ahead of him.

My Life As A Living Doll Is Liberating | HOOKED ON THE LOOK6m37s

My Life As A Living Doll Is Liberating | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A WOMAN is calling herself a ‘living doll’ after connecting to the dolls she uses in her art. Fifi, who goes by the name ‘Fifi Doll’, has been dressing like a doll for three years – and she’s almost always in pink. Although Fifi calls herself a living doll, she wants people to understand it’s more about identity and not performance. When it comes to her look, Fifi draws inspiration from ball-jointed dolls, as anyone of any shape can enjoy the look. Fifi always tries to incorporate her doll-style into her outfits, drawing inspiration from the antique look of lace, chiffon and soft fabrics.

Birthmarks Won’t Stop My Modelling Dreams | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m02s

Birthmarks Won’t Stop My Modelling Dreams | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A YOUNG mother who was born with birthmarks covering her entire body has finally learnt to embrace her unique image – by becoming a successful model. Marika Nagy, 21, lives with Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, an extremely rare skin condition that affects just one percent of infants worldwide. Marika, who resides in Bremen, Germany, had to undergo seven skin removal surgeries in order to survive past birth and she has always been much more prone to skin cancer. Despite the years of bullying throughout her school life, Marika now describes herself as a model, Instagrammer and young mother – and she thanks her baby boy for her newly found confidence.

My Rare Dwarfism Makes Me One In 500 Million | BORN DIFFERENT6m52s

My Rare Dwarfism Makes Me One In 500 Million | BORN DIFFERENT

DESPITE being born with a rare form of Primordial Dwarfism that affects just over a dozen people worldwide, 3”6 Monica Zaring continues to defy all the odds. Monica, 30, is currently the oldest female in the world to be living with Saul-Wilson Syndrome – a condition that has baffled doctors for decades. Saul-Wilson Syndrome is an extremely rare skeletal disorder characterised by a significantly short stature, a pronounced forehead, hearing loss and microcephaly – the appearance of a smaller head. Six years ago, Monica, who resides in Louisville, Kentucky, provided a sample of her DNA to doctors who were working on a groundbreaking study of Saul-Wilson Syndrome at the National Institute of Health. And in the latter stages of 2017, Monica’s years of heartache and unanswered questions were finally resolved, with doctors successfully identifying the root cause of her rare dwarfism.