We had a discussion on Facebook with the courageous and interesting Marleen Verbeek born in Netherlands that has achieved a massive transformation after hiding her condition that was the result of being struck as a 13 year old by the life threatening bacteria meningitis. Much later as a mother of two, now living in Madrid she decided 4 years ago at the age of 35 to undergo a difficult amputation with the goal to reach a fuller life, including becoming a snowboarder. Prior to the amputation she broadcasted this decision on YouTube and since then has come out on the other side as a model, actress and advocate of that being different is ok under the tag name: #itsok2bdifferent