Losing a part of the body sometimes does not necessarily mean losing hope too.
Kaitlyn Dobrow is a young Californian who lost all four limbs 7 years ago
After contracting bacterial meningitis, life for Kaitlyn seemed to be over
Instead of giving up, the girl dived into a passion, managing to accomplish it more than well
Kaitlyn Dobrow, a 25-year-old from Southern California, was a very active young girl before a terrible disaster struck her. One evening like any other, the then eighteen year old Kaitlyn was assaulted by terrible pain, fever and vomiting. Transported to the hospital in a rush, the doctors immediately realized that it was bacterial meningitis. In twelve hours her body began to change color, with the blood flow stopping and the doctors who found themselves forced to amputate all four limbs. A terrible blow for the girl.
Like a modern recovering Frida Khalo, the young woman began to paint on herself thanks to mountains of makeup video tutorials. Channeling the energies into something constructive and feasible with prostheses has given new hope to the young woman. "I am self-taught in terms of makeup," said Kaitlyn. "I think the makeup changes the way I feel and the opinion I have about me. I wanted to open my YouTube channel because I went through convalescence watching many makeup tutorials. I had become really obsessed with it. "
“I thought it sounded funny. It was something I could do too. "
Not having arms hasn't stopped Kaitlyn from using prostheses to become an incredible vlogger and beauty guru on the web. With several million views, 235,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 132,000 followers on Instagram, the young woman carries the banner of beauty high as a conquest in the life of every individual, even of all those with disabilities. “Beauty for me is the fact that someone is trying to conquer something in their apparently insurmountable life. It's something that goes beyond appearances, it's something you feel. " But her make-up videos also want to push others to reassess their situation.
"It took a long time to accept my life as it is," explained the girl. “But posting on YouTube and Instagram makes me feel like I'm doing something I'm good at. I like positive reinforcement, but I also love helping others. There are people who say they are too depressed to get out of bed and I try to inspire them to put on makeup and do at least one thing to bring their day to fruition. " A source of great admiration, between followers and friends, the girl shows us how we must never give up, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversities.