|Date of Birth||1989-03-13|
|Place of Birth||Austin, TX|
About Lizzie Velasquez
American nonfiction writer whose works include a 2010 autobiography and a 2012 motivational work entitled Be Beautiful, Be You. She became famous for being one of only a handful of people in the world to suffer from Marfanoid-progeroid-lipodystrophy syndrome, which results in an inability to accumulate body fat.
Early Life Experience of Lizzie Velasquez
As a result of Marfanoid-progeroid-lipodystrophy syndrome, she was bullied while growing up.
Also a motivational speaker, she became known for her anti-bullying activism.
Family Life and Relationship
She and her two younger siblings were born in Austin, Texas to Guadalupe and Rita Velasquez.
Her mysterious disease shared several key characteristics with progeria, a condition resulting in premature aging and death that affected television documentary subject Sam Berns.