December 10, 2022

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Miss Universe candidate dies at 20: she suffers from a rare disease – News Abroad

“She is our princess,” says her grieving mother. “A wonderful person with so much wisdom.”

Heartbreaking news from England: Miss Universe Great Britain finalist Sarah Ahmed has died at the age of 20.

Like a newspaper “News & Star“He is said to have died on Tuesday (April 13). Now his mother wants to tell her story – to draw attention to the rare disease Ahmed suffered.

The young woman, who was preparing for her high school diploma, later studied and wanted to become a neurologist, had Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). A hereditary disease that affects the connective tissue and has very different forms.

Vulnerable skin is one of the symptoms of EDS. With many types of syndrome, internal organs and blood vessels can be torn. Ahmed was also with the boy.

“If I become Miss Universe Great Britain, I would like to raise awareness about hidden limitations by reporting from myself,” she said in her application video for the British finals of last year’s international beauty pageant, for which she qualified as Queen of Beauty North West England. “I’ll show you the everyday struggles we face.”

There are only 15 people like her across the UK. Her bones keep coming out of her joints. She suffers from severe pain, heart problems and curvature of the spine, so she had to undergo several surgeries.

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“Getting out of bed is a big struggle for me,” Ahmed said in the video.

His mother said his death came suddenly on Tuesday. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined. However, it was confirmed that his liver had failed shortly before he died. He was also treated for acute intestinal inflammation (colitis) at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

“Miss Universe Great Britain” boss Paula Abondonado expressed her regret in a Facebook post: “I have been organizing the tournament since 2008,” he wrote. “I do not often meet a candidate who makes such a lasting appearance. She is an incredibly beautiful young woman who turned her head as she entered a room. Her determination was even more encouraging. The world has lost a beautiful woman and a wonderful soul. “

The “Miss Universe Great Britain” election in 2020 was canceled due to the corona and postponed until this year.

Sarah Ahmed leaves her mother, father and four brothers.