It’s been a difficult life for this 25-year-old who was born with no arms or legs and has been subjected to bullying, sexual abuse and even contemplated suicide. She was born in Cucuta, Colombia in December 1989, She was born with a rare condition called Tetra-Amelia syndrome, an extremely rare genetic condition that results in the limbs not developing properly in the womb. But Zuly Sanguino has proven that she is bigger than those challenges and is now a successful public speaker hoping to inspire others to overcome the hurdles they face in life.
Growing up was hard and she was bullied at school. She was called an alien and it really hurt me. she went through some dark times and even contemplated suicide. But her friends and family pulled her through and now she gives motivational talks at businesses, prisons, and schools.
She speaks to children who are bullied or have disabilities, to show them having physical or mental limitations doesn’t have to hold you back.
At 18, she went to Art College and became a talented mouth painter. She started teaching painting to small Kids who really wanted to learn from a mouth. Her mother, Guillermina, has always been dedicated to helping her daughter live a normal life and convincing her she is capable of anything. Guillermina works as an assistant and has worked hard to support the family in a country that provides no financial assistance to people with disabilities like Zuly.