Lizzie Velasquez was once a Youtube Sensation.
The video was showing only her picture for 8 seconds , yet it was unbelievably viewed 4,000,000 times and garnered thousands of comments. It could have been a rejoicing moment for anyone for being an instant celebrity.
But not for Lizzie Velasquez. In fact, it was a hurtful and traumatic experience for the video was titled “Ugliest Woman in the World”.
If a lot of people worry on getting the flab and losing the curves, it was a totally different story for Lizzie Velasquez. She was at the odds of gaining weight to the point that her body has zero fat. No matter what and how many times Lizzie Velasquez eats, all the calories will just be a puff of smoke.
Sounds too good to be true? It may be a quick yes for most of us, but again not for Lizzie Velasquez who has been battling this “skinny” syndrome for almost 25 yrs. It’s a rare health condition that only 2 including Lizzie Velasquez has this ailment. She only weighs 64 lbs or 29 kg , a little less than a sack of rice. Her skin is aging fast and since her body is unable to build muscle , her bones are very pronounced . She is visually impaired making her left eye blind and her right eye needing to use contact lens. Most worrying of all is that Lizzie Velasquez has weak immune system.
Lizzie Velasquez was prematurely born on March 13,1989 in Austin, Texas . She weighed only 2.11 lbs which if converted is less than a kilogram. Rita Velasquez, held her firstborn Lizzie Velasquez on the palm of her hand. Doctors told her parents , Rita and Guadalupe that she may not be able to walk, talk crawl or do things by herself.
Lizzie Velasquez and her Beautiful Life
As expected, Lizzie Velasquez was not spared with the harshness of bullying and even Cyber-bullying. She had her first bitter taste on her kindergarten , which of course became a series she had to deal with while growing up. Life could have been difficult and depressing for Lizzie Velasquez. But because she had a strong support system from her parents, who continuously encouraged her to live normal and pursue her dreams, Lizzie Velasquez lived a beautiful life.
Lizzie Velasquez has graduated from college , wrote 2 books already and is now an amazing Motivational speaker. She passionately shares her story giving emphasis on how she made a choice to be what she is today. A question she leaves behind -“What Defines You?