Saarah Ahmed Wiki – Saarah Ahmed Bio
Saarah Ahmed was a Miss Universe Great Britain Finalist who was died this week after a battle with a rare health condition. Student Saarah suffered from Ehler’s Danlos syndrome (EDS), an inherited connective tissue disorder affecting the skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs, and bones.
She was 20 years old.
Cause of Death
She suffered from Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome (EDS), an inherited connective tissue disorder affecting the skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs, and bones.
She died suddenly on Tuesday after using her platform to talk about her illness.
Saarah died away at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, having suffered liver failure and severe colitis.
Her family said the precise medical reason for her death is not yet confirmed.
Saarah leaves her mum, loving father, and four brothers.
Her proud mum Shefaly Begum now wants to continue Saarah’s mission to educate people about EDS.
Saarah, from Carlisle, Cumbria, was a former Trinity School pupil and was studying sociology and psychology A-levels.
Shefaly said: “Saarah was determined to raise awareness about hidden disabilities such as EDS.
“That’s what motivated her when she became a finalist in Miss Universe Great Britain.
“She was a beautiful person – caring and wise beyond her years. She had so much wisdom. She wanted to go to university to study neurology. She tried to help other people.
“She was our only daughter, and she was our princess.”
She had major surgery as a teenager to correct spinal curvature.
Miss Universe Great Britain Finalist
Last year she traveled to Leeds to meet Miss Universe judges – but withdrew due to lockdown and health issues.
In her entry video, she said: “If I were to be Miss Universe Great Britain, I’d bring awareness to hidden disabilities, using myself as an example.
“I’d show the day-to-day struggles we face. I’d like to raise awareness of Ehler’s Danlos syndrome particularly.”
“Only 15 people are living with my condition in the UK. My condition affects every part of my body.
“Some problems I face are my bones dislocating every day; extreme pain; heart problems; and curvature of the spine, and I have many surgeries to correct that.
“Just to get out of bed is a massive struggle for me. Although it will be a very tough journey, I want to prove to everyone that I can do this too.
Paula Abbandonato, director of Miss Universe Great Britain, paid an emotional tribute to Saarah, saying: “I have organized the Miss Universe Great Britain competition since 2008, and it is not often that I meet a contestant who makes such a lasting impression as Saarah.
“The pandemic put a stop to Saarah competing last year, but we had every hope that she would return in 2021. Our hearts are broken.