She is labelled world ugliest person,Lizzie Velasquez, but she has achieved more than what the most beautiful could not. Lizzie Velasquez was born with rare neonatal progeroid syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that gives her an aged appearance. It affects her face, muscle tone, brain, heart, eyes, and bones, and also prevents her from gaining weight. But against all odds and discouragements, Lizzie Velasquez has made it in life and achieved great thing. Her story will surely inspire you. From world ugliest person to the most ‘beautiful’.
When she was born , The doctor and parents thought she could never walk what she does perfectly to age. When she joined school, other kids were scared to sit next to her because they were to scared of her appearance. But her parents motivated her that it s because she was too small, by that time she didn’t she was ugly.
Lizzie Velasquez recalled the first time she watched when she in high school a YouTube clip named ” World ugliest person ” only to find it her. The clip had over 4million people and some people negative comments made her cry, others told her to do world a favor and kill herself. Others sad kill the monster. However she still recollected herself the power to move on.
“People saying, ‘Please just do the world a favor, put a gun to your head and kill yourself,’ ” she recalled during her TEDxWomen talk in December 2013. “In my mind, the best way that I could get back at all those people who made fun of me, who teased me, who called me ugly, who called me a monster, was to make myself better,” she told a crowd of mostly women, many of them moved to tears.
She s now a graduate from Texas University and a motivational speaker all over the world. She has produced a documentary with so far 10Millions views in YouTube.
‘When you see the film, it is my story, but it’s also everyone’s story. People can relate to being bullied or feeling insecure or being embarrassed by their looks,’ Lizzie explained. ‘Unfortunately bullying will never end – ever. It’s a big reminder that there is work to do to ensure others do not feel alone. We have to show them there is light at the end of the tunnel.’
Lizzie warns people not to be fooled by the way someone seems on the outside, since you never know what another person is dealing with. She explained that while it may seem likes she has ‘an incredible life’ now, she still has bad days – especially because she has a week immune system. But allowing herself to feel the weight of those bad days also helps her stay positive.
‘I always tell people [that] I allow myself sad days to be alone and close the blinds and listen to sad music like Adele and cry, eat junk food and have a pity party,’ she said. ‘I let it out of my system for one day, but the sun comes out the next day I have the power to go on.’
We should learn from the determination of Lizzie Velasquez. For me she is one of people with strongest heart in the world. Do not be swayed by what people say, just set priorities high.