A woman is proudly showcasing another form of beauty. 24-year-old Mahogany Geter was born with a unique condition called lymphedema that causes one of her legs to be bigger than the other, reports the New York Post. Despite one of her legs weighing 100 pounds, she hopes to inspire someone else by embracing her condition.
Lymphedema is a disease that causes different parts of an individual’s body to swell because of lymph nodes that aren’t correctly
“draining bodily fluids,”
reports The Post. The 24-year-old’s condition affects the entire left side of her body; however, her leg is most impacted by it. Geter was diagnosed with Lymphedema after birth, which causes things like getting around to be challenging.
The woman informed WBIR,
“It drains my energy, of course, because it’s an extra 100 pounds…So when I say I’m not very fast, or my mobility is limited, it’s very true.”
She shared her experience growing up with the condition, saying,
“I’ve been through a very depressed state because you’re a little kid, and you have a bunch of grown adults staring at you… I will say it probably can affect you more mentally and emotionally.”
“As a child, I never felt pretty. I felt ugly, like a freak of nature, and cried in private so many times.”
Although doctors suggested surgery, the woman declined the procedure because in serious cases, the operation doesn’t eliminate the swelling completely. Despite it all, Geter started to embrace who she is as she began to encourage
back in 2017. When she worked at Walmart, a photographer scouted her and requested to snap a photo of her. Although she was hesitant as she was scouted, she later allowed the photographer to take her photo, which launched her modeling career.
Geter has since grown a large following across her social media platforms and admits that she feels good about being an inspiration to others.
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