When Lizzie, now 24, was in high school, she discovered an eight-second video on you tube that featured a photo of her face labeling her the "world's ugliest woman" and had been viewed more than four million times with more than 1000 comments. She cried out of anguish and was mocked and tormented. Velasquez’s parents attempted to get the YouTube video taken off, but the unidentified figure who posted it professed he would never remove it. Instead of suffering from anger, hopelessness and depression, Velasquez took a different approach to her attitude. You don't believe that a 8 sec video changes one life. Shockingly some YouTube users had commented that Lizzie should “Please just do the world a favor – put a gun to your head and kill yourself.” and "set fire and burn yourself." But she converted all the stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
"God has blessed me with the greatest blessing of my life, which is my syndrome"- Lizzie
When I saw Lizzie Velasquez speak, I was brought to my knees by her dauntless strive, but also by her normalcy and good nature. Watch this below video and see for yourself. In just over 13 minutes she managed to suffuse my mind with optimistic inspirational thoughts—I bet she does the same for you. A stone can be a stumbling obstacle block and a stepping stone, It depends on how you see it.