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Disabled Syrian Teen Trying To Reach Europe Learned To Speak English By Watching Days of our Lives!

Courtesy/ABC News

Courtesy/ABC News

In a compelling piece from ABC News,  a 16-year-old Syrian teenager named Nageen Mustafa has faced so many obstacles in her young life.

For 20 days, she had traveled from her home in the war-torn Syrian town of Kobani to the Serbian border with Hungary.  Nageen is bound to a wheel chair, but her English is pretty impeccable.  Learning English for her did not come from being on the inside of a classroom or mingling with other children, in a culture where she  was shunned for her disability, according to the report.

When she was asked how she learned to speak English to the ABC news reporter she answered:  “At home with my favorite TV show Days of our Lives“.  She said beaming.  “I watched it for two years.  I was waking up at 8 a.m. some days to watch it. That’s a great show.  But they killed the main character that I loved!”

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Nageen added she has learned much of the world from watching TV and she now has an impressive to do-list, as she dreams of her big future.

However as of last week, the young girl’s future was up in the air according to the ABC report.  She had just arrived at the Serbian-Hungarian border to find the route closed and her plans suddenly halted.  Just hours later, violence erupted on the border as refugees broke down the gate and tried to force their way into Hungary.   Her goal is to get to Germany.

What do you think about how this young teenager learned English from watching Days of our Lives?  Does it speak to the power of the genre on people from all over the globe?  Share your thoughts on this international story in the comment section below?

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Beacon
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Beacon

Sweet girl. I have been horrified by the situation in Syria. It makes me feel like my own life is such a gift which I take for granted every single day.

Sheila
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Sheila

I hope she reaches her destination and that they will give her refuge. Epitome of courage she is ❤️

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Please help Nageen, Mr. Corday.

Kelly
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Kelly

I second that!!! Please Mr Corday do something.

blake
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blake

I’m guessing her character that was killed off was Kristen, Sami or Ej.

nicholas
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nicholas

It was Ej .

lulu
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lulu

You forgot to say : she watched it to see her favorite characters Ej and Sami ! And stopped when Ej died. She has good taste.

Mo
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Mo

That’s amazing.

I would like to know who her favorite character was that they killed off.

Good luck to her.

Tad
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Tad

I bet E.J. was her favorite character.

Maggie
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Maggie

It was clear from the video story that accompanied the text from which Mr. Fairman took his information that her favorite character was EJ. In fact, she said in the video interview that the way she learned English was from watching her favorite characters, Sami and EJ, on her favorite show, Days of Our Lives. She said she loved Sami and EJ “oh so much.”

lulu
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lulu

Indeed, she is really smarter than Ken Cordumb (who did everything to destroy these characters, Ej particularly..the old dumbass..)
Anyway she seems to be a great gracious, intelligent and very inspirational teen, who will continue her journey, she seems to be a real trooper, very worthy of admiration.

Beth Serena/Josie
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Beth Serena/Josie

God bless her.

Mike
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Mike

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver made some calls and got the actors who play EJ and Sami to film a special promo for her. It was pretty awesome.

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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