Jillian Mercado is an American fashion model represented by IMG Models. She has muscular dystrophy and uses a power-chair. She shares her own story through social media, focusing on the challenges that people with disabilities face daily. Some great achievements that Jillian has are winning the Hispanic Heritage Awards and the #MyVoice Award. She has also been the face for Target, Beyonce, Diesel and Nordstrom.
Some people believe the only way to get awareness out there is to have someone famous bring awareness to their cause. Who do you want to use their platform to raise awareness about MD? Who inspires you? It doesn’t have to be someone with MD, it could be a friend or a colleague or a famous person, or athlete. Why do they inspire you?
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