Posted by Jeffrey Brennan

Saleem Juma

Saleem Juma wearing his Mr. Washington State scarf, shown with member and future District 5030 governor, Bill McElroy.


Our April 4th speaker was the 2017 Mr. Washington State, Saleem Juma.  Saleem spoke about his journey. Saleem is a 23-year-old model and college student from Seattle, Washington. He was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16 and had a full prolectomy at 19; he was also diagnosed with anxiety disorder and depression that same year. However, Saleem never lost his vision of helping people and being an inspiration to everyone that was suffering from the same things he was. Despite another recent life threatening surgery where he lost 9 centimeters of his small intestine, he has continued to model and is focused on fitness modeling now, as well as running his website/blog