Brave Moin’s an in­spi­ra­tion to the na­tion

The People - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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