From here: http://www.sliptalk.com/lizzie-velasquez/?utm_source=soed&ts_pid=2&ts_pid=2 I added my own words, 3 video’s and a few images
Thank’s to my friend Diana O’Hara shared this on Facebook and right away I knew I had to research and tell the story of Lizzie Velasquez She suffers from a rare congenital disease which, among other symptoms, impedes her from accumulating body fat. When I seen the share on Facebook I read the story below and watched 3 video’s. There is a movie being made about Lizzie, she is fun, happy, normal, loving. One day years ago she was on You Tube and seen a small image of herself with the title “World’s Ugliest Woman” She sat and read the replies. She took it to her parents and she got over it. A lot must be said about her parents who you will meet if you watch the video’s. The title says “The World’s Ugliest Woman” but I know models, yeah real catwalk models who are ugly. It is what is inside, what the soul is, how the person speaks and acts. Trust me I know girls that our species call “BEAUTIFUL” because of looks, I can’t spend 2 minutes in a room with half of them. Give me a date and meal with Lizzie any day, she is so much fun and I hope you enjoy meeting her as much as I did
Woman Called “World’s Ugliest Woman” Becomes Inspiration to All
Via Katie Couric on You Tube
She suffers from a rare congenital disease which, among other symptoms, impedes her from accumulating body fat Life can be very cruel a lot of the time. You know sometimes it seems like when it rains, it pours and never stops. But I am a firm believer a lot of life is about your attitude and your perspective when challenging events happen to you. You are only given one life to live and it is crucial to make the very best of it. You may have heard about a unique woman known as Lizzie Velasquez. She has a rare syndrome which prevents her body from gaining weight. And to top off the trials she faces with that, she was labeled ‘The Ugliest Woman Alive’. Can you imagine receiving that horrific title and the pain and depression you would feel? Most people would sink to a low and never be able to gain confidence again, but not Lizzie, she is out to prove to the world who she is.
Lizzie was born with an undiagnosed condition. She was born on March 13, 1989 weighing only 2 pounds 11 ounces. She was born with a condition that is so rare that only two other people in the world are known to have it. The condition actually creates a very weak immune system and prevents her from ever gaining weight.
Lizzie has limited vision in her right eye as well. Her condition is not terminal, but she does need to stay on top of it to be as healthy as possible.
Lizzie found a youtube video that some cyberbullies posted of her walking around labeled as “the ugliest woman in the world”. This crushed her along with the comments that followed. People saying things like, “kill it with fire”, “Do the world a favor and put a gun to your head”. Not many people would be able to overcome this kind of torment but Lizzie Velasquez is a special woman. She is a strong, proud, beautiful woman who cherishes each and every day. She is on a mission to bring awareness to bullying and teach people to enjoy life without judging others.
Lizzie has a YouTube channel where she expresses her lifestyle and her attitude. She is there to motivate people and show them that no matter what challenges life throws at us, we can overcome them and enjoy our days. Lizzie has become a motivational speaker and an inspiration to all. She has published a few motivational books that show her journey in finding out what makes us beautiful.
In 2013, Lizzie was an inspirational speaker at the TEDxAustinWomen talk. She is a huge advocate for anti-bullying and works to help spread a message of love and kindness.
How do you define yourself? | Lizzie Velasquez | TEDxAustinWomen
Via TEDx Talks on You Tube
Only 26 years old, Lizzie has been through a lot. It started with cruel playground taunts, strangers sneering on the sidewalk, commenters on a YouTube video telling her to do unspeakable things, and calling her unrepeatable names.
Lizzie is taking a stand, instead of retreating into herself, she has taken full ownership of her own story and turned it into a force for good. She is releasing a new documentary, stating “How in the world can I forgive the people that told me to kill myself?” But the documentary gives us the ability to take a closer look.
A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story – Official Trailer
Via The Lizzie Project on You Tube
You just met a wonderful funny woman, a real woman!
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