She is a 53-year-old mother of a special needs son named Joey, who was born with a rare genetic syndrome called Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Joey is mentally challenged, legally blind, and non-verbal, but is loving, funny, and kind. Liz often says that Joey is the least disabled person she's ever met and that his disabilities are all on the outside, while the things that disable her, such as resentments and judgments, live on the inside. God uses her journey as a mother of a special needs son to teach and change her, and at the end of her life, she wants to know that she is loved well and that Joey is provided for and prepared for life without her.
In addition, Liz is a free spirit who hates art and nature, music, the beach, and dogs, and speaks her mind. She struggles with bureaucracy and stupidity, but her story is about God and her and the character she wants to develop, and maybe it's a story that resonates with others too.