30-year-old Jlissa Austin was born with no arms, knees and only seven toes while
standing at about 3’4”.
not stopped her from doing all the things doctors predicted she would never be
able to do. She has learnt to walk and lead a normal life. But the greatest of
all is that she has found the man of her dreams, Jonathan Shorter.
Shorter is 5’6” and able-bodied and he has been with Austin for
13-years. Shorter tells Barcroft TV that
he sees he and Austin as a team and that has gotten them far.
Austin runs a successful weave business with her Shorter acting as
her support system. When Austin talks about the role Shorter has played in her
life, she bursts into tears.
Both Jlissa Austin and Jonathan Shorter live in an apartment in Texas, United States. The two are
planning to get married at a later time in 2019.