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More Than Skin Deep: Inspirational Angel, Kristie Holly Naimi

Before she graduated from West Bloomfield High School in 2013, Kristie Naimi was a shy and quiet girl who pretty much kept to herself. She used social media to come out of her shell in an effort to inspire people to believe in themselves. Naimi was motivated by her own struggle to remain confident in a world where people often stare at her.

Naimi has a rare skin condition called Rothmun-Thompson Syndrome. Social media helped her be more comfortable with herself, especially since her favorite YouTuber Andrea Russett gave her a shout-out on Instagram and catapulted her into a social media star. Naimi immediately gained a huge following after that. Consequently, the band Emblem 3 posted about her too. She earned scads more followers and got to meet Russett and the band.

Naimi hopes to give people the encouragement they need to #StayPositive, her popular hashtag. The 20-year-old claims that her inspirational and entertaining posts have really helped her be more confident. She is motivated not only by her faithful family and friends, but also by the followers who thank her, compliment her or retweet and repost her.

“I’m really happy with myself,” she said. “I stay positive.”
– excerpt taken from an article from The Chaldean News by writer Crystal Kassab Jabiro

Kristie Holly Naimi was 21 years old when she recently passed away on On March 29, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. Kristie had a natural gift of spreading positivity and inspired many individuals to not be afraid of who they are and to STAY POSITIVE & KEEP SMILING.

She inspired thousands of people. She spoke to people that had the same syndrome and to spread self confidence.

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Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 7.26.20 AMTheir family is humbly asking for help. Whether it is a prayer for healing, to heal or a donation for the funeral. If you’d like to lend a helping hand, visit Kristie’s Go Fund Me.

Learn more about Kristie’s story from her perspective here, her blog and Instagram.


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