1. Lizzie Velasquez Was Born with A Rare Syndrome That Causes a Variety of Problems:
The Texas woman was born in Austin with neonatal progeroid syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that gives her an aged appearance. It affects her face, muscle tone, brain, heart, eyes, and bones, and also prevents her from gaining weight. Meaning that at 5’2″, she weighs just 30 kilograms. The Texas State University graduate weighs just 63 pounds. She was born prematurely, via an emergency C-section and weighed less than three pounds at birth. Twenty-three-year-old Lizzie Velasquez was born without any adipose tissue. Meaning she has no fat on her body.