Brave Moin’s an inspiration to the nation
PRIDE of Britain (ITV1 Tuesday) is always a red letter day in the TV calendar and this year’s was no exception. Our heroic emergency services were deservedly honoured by Prince William for their actions during the Grenfell Tower fire while the event also unveiled a new superstar.
Moin Younis has the lifelimiting condition EB which means his skin constantly weeps and blisters, leaving him in constant pain.
Given just a year to live at birth, this inspirational 17-year-old is now a patron of Birmingham’s Acorn Hospice which he attends.
Nothing much flusters footie-mad Moin, though meeting his idol David Beckham certainly did.
“I can’t get my hair as good as yours,” he blurted out. “I was so amazed when I saw him that I went on to hair topics,” he told the POB audience by way of explanation.
And with not a shred of self-pity he insisted: “Be patient and life will throw good things your way.”
What an amazing attitude from a truly astonishing young man.