“I Love This Body.” Woman Born With No Limbs Says She Couldn’t Be Happier With Her Life And Looks
July 26, 2019 14:23
It’s never anybody’s fault for having a disability. However, the world has been programmed in a way that makes disabled people feel at a disadvantage or bad about their looks.
Nevertheless, some people have been able to conquer that stereotype and live their life to the fullest. An example is Chassidy Young, who was born with Tetra-amelia syndrome.
What is Tetra-amelia syndrome?
Also called autosomal recessive tetraamelia, this condition is a rare congenital disorder that is characterized by the absence of all four limbs.
This genetic disorder is caused by mutations in the WNT3, and other areas of the body are also affected.
Chassidy: born different
If anyone deserved to hate her life, it was Chassidy Young as she was born without all four of her limbs. However, Chassidy is living her best life!
“I wouldn’t know what to do if I woke up tomorrow, and I was normal, and I had hands – I am truly and honestly comfortable being me.”
Despite her condition, Chassidy affirms that she is super comfortable in her body. The 32-year-old admits that growing up was not a smooth experience as she was always teased because of her condition.
She recounted that in sixth grade, she was part of a dance team and participated in a competition. However, even though Chassidy knew the routine, she wasn’t allowed to go with them because they believed she couldn’t do it.
She remembers crying that day and realizing that she was different.
Luckily, that bitter experience didn’t taint Chassidy’s self-esteem thanks to her family. They never treated her specially as they made her go through the normal process of childhood.
She did chores, went out whenever she wanted to and did absolutely everything.
Although Cassidy loves to be independent, she can’t do it all by herself. This is where her sister, Ashley, and her longtime friend Candace come in.
Chassidy is a motivational speaker who helps people with disability feel comfortable in their skin.
While speaking to Barcroft TV, she said:
“I have this body; I love this body, and I accept this body – this is who I am, and I don’t care who likes it or loves it because I do.”
When a woman loves herself, everyone appreciates her
Chassidy’s photos on Instagram receive numerous positive comments from internet users who have seen her beauty and confidence.
“You have so Beautiful smile, and you are gorgeous.”
“You are truly amazing, glamorous, and beautiful.”
Despite her condition, Chassidy knows her self-worth, and that makes an incredible woman! She is a source of inspiration to us all!