Those are women who ROCK.
Lizzie Velasquez is one amazing young woman. At only 23 years of age, she has penned two books, is a successful motivational speaker, and has appeared on countless talk shows. To have accomplished those things by the age of 23 is amazing in and of itself, but add to that the fact the she suffers from an extremely rare disease that doesn’t even have a name, and you’ve got one woman who completely rocks my socks!
Lizzie was born with a rare disease that only two other people in the world are known to suffer from, and it’s so rare they have no name, no cure, no treatments…nothing. Lizzie can’t gain weight, no matter how much she eats. Her body cannot produce fat. Due to her disease, Lizzie has total vision loss in one eye, and partial vision loss in the other, yet she smiles this beautifully brilliant smile, holds her head high, and speaks with confidence about her disease and what it truly means to be beautiful.
Lizzie’s positive attitude is contagious. In this video below, she says something very profound that we could all learn from: When she gets made fun of, it just makes her set the bar that much higher for herself. She works that much harder to accomplish her goals.
- What women do you admire and why?
- Moms, what struggles did you go through at your daughter’s age? Share with her and open the lines of communication.
- Any questions so far? Any topics you would like to see covered in our remaining weeks of this series?