“Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.”
Meet Zuly Sanguino, a 25-year-old who lives in Bogota, Colombia who inspires many people everyday with her powerful story. Life has not always been easy for Zuly. For her, it has been a difficult life: she was born with no arms and no legs; she has been bullied, sexually abused, and she even tried committing suicide.
She was born with with Tetra-amelia syndrome, an extremely rare genetic condition that results in the limbs not developing properly in the womb.
At a young age at school, she was subjected to bullying and was forced to change schools and aside from this, she was also raped as a teenager, which almost led her to the brink of suicide.
But despite all of these, she has proven that she is bigger than those challenges– she overcome those and she is now a successful public speaker who inspire others in overcoming the struggles they face life every day. She says: “I don’t have any arms or legs, but I won’t let that hold me back.”
Watch her inspiring story below.