17th October 2017

Inspiration: Lizzie Velasquez at TEDxAustinWomen

This video is of a woman who has been labeled by some jerks the ‘Ugliest Woman in the World’, and was suggested that she shoot herself in the head as a favor to the world. What kind of human beings (if they can be called that) are they, anyway?

Ignoring their hatred and negativity, let’s talk about Lizzie Velasquez. Elizabeth Ann Velásquez, (born 13 March 1989) known as Lizzie Velásquez is an American woman whose extremely rare medical condition has led her to become an author and motivational speaker. Her condition is so rare that only two other people are known to have it. She has zero percent body fat and has never weighed more than 64 pounds (29 kg). Although Velazquez is not anorexic, she is unable to gain weight and is required to eat many small meals and snacks throughout the day. Her daily energy intake of about 5,000 kilocalories compares with the US average of 3,770. She is blind in her right eye, which began to cloud over when she was four years of age, and has limited vision in the other. She has a weak immune system. Her condition is similar to many other conditions, especially progeria. However, her condition is not terminal. Involved medical researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have expressed the opinion that it may be a form of neonatal progeroid syndrome, which at least has spared her healthy bones, organs, and teeth. It is thought she should be able to conceive naturally without passing the condition to her children.


She attended the TEDxAustinWomen Conference as a speaker, and spoke about being happy. It is unbelievable, yet so inspirational, as to how this woman has so little yet is happier and contend than many of us out there.

If you are weak hearted or terribly emotional, watch this at your own risk.

Wasn’t that beautiful? Count your blessings cherries; you are amongst the lucky ones.

xoxo

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