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Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare condition that does not allow her to gain weight. She not only looks unnaturally thin but her features seem distorted. Also, due to her condition, she has lost sight in one of her eyes. Despite these handicaps, Lizzie is pursuing a college education and has become a motivational speaker, telling her inspiring story to others.
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Lizzie Velasquez, born with a rare medical condition, opens her soul and shares her remarkable story, giving us an inspiring testimony. This book, whether read by an individual or shared as a group, becomes a tool to discover that beauty is unique to each of us. Includes over 50 color photographs of Lizzie and her family. A sampling of messages Lizzie has received from around the world: Dear Lizzie, I am pregnant right now for the first time and want to teach my future child how to respect and see beauty in everyone. For the last few weeks, I've been wondering how I'm going to do that. I think your book will help me. Your parents did an excellent job because you seem very strong and sure of yourself. Hopefully, my child will be too! -Jessica Lizzie, I am from South America where it is difficult to achieve goals. My problems are nothing compared to yours. But if you can do it, I can too. I will pray with all my heart you finally receive a proper diagnosis. You've inspired me! -Miguel Hi Lizzie, Wow, I admire your courage. You have a great attitude! It makes me feel ashamed for ever feeling sorry for myself. You really inspire me. Keep it up, Lizzie! -Emily Dear Lizzie, Just want to let you know how much I respect you. I am 21 years old and have never watched anyone my own age with as much courage and heart as yourself. Wish you the very best in the future. -Nicholas Lizzie, I am a 30 year old woman from the U.K.. You sure are a fighter and you help me fight a little more too. I'm dealing with depression and sometimes life seems too hard for me. When I read your story, I knew that I - too - have to fight. I wish the best for you and hope all your dreams come true. -Helen Dear Lizzie, You look so thankful, so happy. How do you do it? I'm so glad there are still people like you in the world. -Monika"
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