Against The Odds: The Unbelievable Journey of Lizzie Velasquez


 
Lizzie Velasquez is an amazing 23 year old woman who was taunted, teased, and bullied in school, she overcame every opposition and became a writer, a public speaker, and an inspiration to everyone she comes in contact with. She suffers from a disease so rare that it doesn’t have a name, she is one of 3 people in the world that suffer from it. It has some elements of progeria, the physical aspects, she is unable to gain weight and as an adult weighs 60 pounds, and must eat every 15-20 minutes to keep her energy up as her body is just unable to store fat. She is now blind in one eye and has limited vision in the other, and continues to fight battles every day related to her health and attitude.