|Hi & Welcome to my Page,
I was born Elizabeth Ann Saylan
on November 16,1968 in Queens,New York. I like my given name, however I grew
up either being called Liz or Lizzy. So feel free to call me Liz or Lizzy
which ever you prefer. I was born with Apert Syndrome, I have 3 fingers and
a thumb on each hand, my toes are webbed. I have two older sisters Lisa &
Linda and my mom Felicia.
My parent’s divorced when I was about 5 years old, leaving my mom to
single-handedly raise me and my older sisters. From the beginning my mother
always instilled in me that I was normal. Looking back to when I was
little,I can’t remember ever asking my mom why I looked different. That may
be because it was never stressed or made a big deal about. I knew I was born
with Apert Syndrome, I just can’t remember asking questions about it. All I
knew growing up was that to my mom I was a beautiful little girl, that
seemed to be the only thing that mattered to me.
Over my lifetime I’ve had numerous surgeries, overcome many obstacles
along the way, but I couldn’t have gotten through without the love and
support of my family. I am a high school graduate who has been in the
working environment for over 20 years doing different jobs, Currently I am a
cashier in a local grocery store, and have been with the same company for 9
Upon finding Teeter’s Page in October 1998, I soon realized what my
purpose in life was. Because I always dreamed of being a source of
encouragement, and give hope to both Parents of children and other adults
with Apert Syndrome. I am happy to be amongst so many wonderful people who
are apart of our ever growing listserv/family.
Last but not least I want to say thank you to Don, Cat & Teeter for
bringing me together with my extended listserv family.