Lizzie Velasquez--You are an AMAZING human being! I hope you realize how many people you are inspiring to be a better person EVERYDAY no matter their obstacles. You are helping thousands of children with the horrible fact of bullying in their lives. I know their are also others areas you can help people by inspiring them with your toughness, your spirit, and perseverance. This does show your true beauty. Their is a special place in heaven for you when (like everyone on this planet) you have to pass from this earth.
Your friends, Rick, my wife Renita, and son Anthony.
dear national geographic--- why do I have a MISERABLE time trying to post a comment on your website. and I have no problem with any other site. is this why you have so few comments. but you a huge network.
This message is to the young woman with the syndrome who cannot gain weight and has prematurely aged. I just wanted to say how inspiring you are. I love that you talk to school children about bullying. I think that you are such an inspiration, and wanted to thank you for helping others by sharing your story. You are beautiful.
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome would explain the skin discoloration. And hemihypertrophy (the asymmetrical condition) often accompanies KTS. James, check out http://k-t.org/ for additional information.
Hi James. About your leg´s ulcer, here in Colombia we have many options: molasses, creolina (in spanish), Fly worms and some other.... so, you can check it using Internet..... just let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might consider this strange, But i do belive in rare condition. I am from India & my friend has the same problems with mobile phones, He keeps it for a day nxty to hom, even though he doesnt attend calls, he gets swollen hands. After few days away from it its gets back to normal.