Lizzie was born in Austin, Texas on March 13, 1989. She is the eldest of three children, and a few weeks before her birth the doctors had told her parents that she has no amniotic fluids around her. When she was born, four weeks prematurely, it was a miracle that she came out screaming and kicking, as the doctor’s were sure she would not survive the birth at all. They also told the parents to expect that their newborn wouldn’t be able to talk, walk, crawl, hear or think. She was supposed to be 100% dependant on others to live her life.
Reality was tough but very much different. She was born just 2 pounds 11 ounce and with a condition that affected her face, muscle tone, brain, heart and her eyes. She is half blind, she is fragile and she suffers from many diseases that are related to her condition. Her parents, however, couldn’t care. They took her home, nursed her, gave her immense quantities of love and affection and made sure that she grows up to be as independent woman as it’s physically possible.
Their work was outstanding. Lizzie grew up marvelously and could function much better than what the doctor’s originally forecasted. All that however, couldn’t stop the bullies from doing their thing, and Lizzie’s nightmare had begun.