Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Lizzie Velasquez must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive.

The 21 year old Austin TX native has to consume 5,000 to 8,000 calories every day in order to keep from losing weight. She has to wear size triple zero clothes! She says she used to wear doll clothes as a baby, because she was born premature, at only 2 pounds, 10 ounces. She has zero percent body fat, and she is blind in one eye.

Doctors say she has neonatal progeroid syndrome, which causes fat loss in the face and accelerated aging. There is still not much known about her condition. Despite her condition, Lizzie has been able to do a lot of things. She has been a cheerleader in high school. She also runs her own website, she works as a motivational speaker, and she writes books!

Lizzie Velasques
She has normal parents, a sister and a brother like most of us but she has this rare disease. What is so impressive about her is that she is motivating a lot of people to become a better person despite of her down side.

This is an example of a great soul who lives beyond expectations and predictions. It takes a great courage to battle and motivate others to live. Learn while you can from her.

Beautiful people, beautiful answer: "People have asked me if I had a miracle or a chance to change the way I look, I honestly know I would never do that," she wrote. "God made me the way I am for a reason and I would never change that.  I lead a normal life as much as possible and deal with the bumps in the road as they come along with my head held high and a smile on my face!

Beauty isn't skin deep. Beauty is a smile that makes others feel warm inside. Don't strive to be "pretty". Learn that you're beautiful." ~Emily Grace

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Article By: Zubio®
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  1. I would have to say that she's the world's most beautiful woman, since she was able to get past how horrible people are and create a life for herself. The people who make the nasty comments are truly the most ugly in the world.