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Unbelievable But True Story of A Special Girl
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Unbelievable But True Story of A Special Girl

Just came across this story a few days ago and it really touched my heart. Every woman in the world wants a fat free body and here comes this lady with 0% body fat.

Her Name is Lizzie ​Velasquez and she suffers from a disease that still goes undiagnosed. The syndrome includes complete absence of adipose tissue which is responsible for holding fat in the body.

The inability to hold any fat in her body makes it necessary for her to consume food every fifteen minutes. Just imagine having your meals 60 times in a day! There are only two other people in the world who have had this syndrome.

She has dealt with bullying both in real life and online. She is only 23 years old but has seen a lot. Today she is a motivational speaker as well as an author of multiple books.

Of course, she gets stared all the time. She has coped up with the limitations that her body imposes on her and is living a good life. Not only that, she also helps other people by teaching them how to stay motivated, something that very few people can do.

If this can not stop a person, what can?

A very inspiring story that makes us think how much we take for granted what we already have! You can read more on her website


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  1. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. Well-written and fascinating blog. What a bizarre condition, poor girl! It sounds like something we all dream of, to have no fat on our bodies, but clearly it is a serious medical condition! I have always been one of the opposites, one of the natural fatties, I have always put on weight very easily! At least now following a vegan diet helps to control it somewhat. Please check out my latest blog here, A Disabled Man's Best Friend, I think you may like it. :-)
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  2. Lil Nana
    Lil Nana
    #3 Awesome that she is living a good live and helping others
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  3. pftsusan
    Love this. Lizzie is a hero and she is doing something good about this. Please stop by my latest, "Where Are You on the Memory Bell Curve?" and vote if you like it.
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  4. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    I had already come across her story but didn't know what is she up to at present - a motivational speaker. God bless this young soul! Voting!
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  5. SignLanguage
    Good for her! I am glad to see she didn't let this overtake her life - even if it seems incredibly time consuming. I mean, I love to eat, but at that rate, I might see it more as a pain in the butt than a pleasure. Voted! When you have the chance, come read my new post, My Personal Story.
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    1. Broken English
      Broken English
      Yep, good for her. Like you Annie, I love my food, but having to eat every 15 minutes??? I am hypoglycaemic, so I have to eat every 3-4 hours, because I can't function at all when my blood sugar gets too low, and sometimes that can be a pain (especially when I am out somewhere and trying to find a vegan snack!) But that is nothing to what this girl is going through....
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