I was so moved and inspired by seeing Lizzie Velasquez on Channel 7’s Sunday Night tonight that I had to find out more about her.
Lizzie has an extremely rare syndrome that means she cannot put on weight. She also ages rapidly and has lost part of her eyesight. She is stared at so much, and was humiliated on YouTube.
Her story made me cry.
Though my condition is no where near related to hers, I can identify with her social challenges. And I definitely empathise with her desire to prove herself.
I admire Lizzie for telling her story and educating the world about diversity and looking beyond appearances. She’s doing amazing things getting out there in the media and influencing peoples’ outlooks. She has such a positive attitude – and she is confident in herself – more people need to think and act like she does.