This make-up artist with osteogenesis imperfecta inspires millions with her touching story!
Cary Velasquez, 29, from Puerto Rico, was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta three days before she was born.
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as “brittle bone disease”, is a group of genetic disorders that mainly affects the bones. They are often referred to as the “glass bones” since this disease results in bones that break easily.
Having the disease hasn’t stopped Cary from living a productive life. She learned how to apply make-up by watching YouTube videos. She then practiced on herself. Then on her mother and her sister. She now uses her passion for make-up to send a powerful message to everyone that they can develop a talent or ability no matter what their disability happens to be.
“Showing that someone in a wheelchair can still be pretty and can still have talent and be awesome,” Cary says!
Cary is using her talent and condition to be a voice for all women with disabilities.
“I’m trying to change other people’s perceptions about us [woman with disabilities]… I think people with disabilities need to be more represented. That’s why I’m here, I want to be a representation of that,” she added.
Cary’s perseverance has resulted in a successful career. She has now been doing make-up for her clients for over three years and it has changed her life. She’s now inspiring millions of people with her touching story!
“Cary is a story of perseverance and success. She doesn’t think of her disability as something that stops her from doing things,” Veronica, Cary’s cousin stated.
Cary’s story inspires us to not give up on our passion and goals, no matter how difficult our situation may be.
Reference: Facebook | Born Different