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Gorgeous Girl With a 100-lb Leg Inspires People To Embrace Their Uniqueness

The aspiring model, Mahogany Geter, was born with a rare condition that lead to her having a 100-lb leg.

Mahogany Geter was born with a rare condition. Because of that, she was left with a 100-lb leg. Her life struggles were a lot.

However, Mahogany’s life changed for the better when an agency offered her a modeling job. She started spreading body positivity and showing everyone they should love their uniqueness!

Mahogany was born with a rare condition

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Mahogany lives in Tennessee. She was born with a rare condition called lymphedema, which causes swelling because of excess fluids collected in the soft tissue of the body. This condition left Geter with a 100-lb leg.

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After she was diagnosed with the condition, it was very difficult for her to walk. “It drains my energy, of course, because it’s an extra 100 pounds,” said Mahogany. She does a lot of physiotherapy and massages to manage the fibrosis in her leg.

Struggles and difficulties while growing up

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She talked about her struggles while growing up: “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,” said Mahogany.

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Mahogany said: “As a child, I never felt pretty. I felt ugly, like a freak of nature, and cried in private so many times.” She turned down every surgery doctors suggested to her, and accepted herself as she was.

Her modeling journey started in 2017

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Mahogany worked at Walmart. Her life changed for the better when she was offered a modeling job in 2017. A photographer saw her and she let him photograph her. “I was like, ’I’m getting older now, maybe it’s time I start putting my full body out there,’ and hopefully me doing that can help somebody else,” said Mahogany.

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Mahogany was featured in a Youtube video that went viral. That was the starting point of her blooming career. Her social media presence gained a lot of followers instantly. “Mainly, I’ve gotten a lot of positive responses, and the ones I like the most are that it helps people that also feel low about themselves,” said Mahogany.

She wants everyone to embrace their uniqueness

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Mahogany stays positive and wants everyone to do the same thing to themselves. She aims for people to embrace their unique features. Mahogany spreads body positivity and encourages people to love themselves. “People have been so nice and supportive of me online. It isn’t all trolling and negativity,” she said.

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“If I ever make it big, I want to buy my mother a house and take care of my family, then I’ll do everything I can to raise awareness of lymphedema to pay it back to everyone who has ever shown me kindness,” said Mahogany.

Her journey has inspired many.

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Struggles have made Mahogany stronger. She uses her condition to inspire other people. “For the longest, I felt so low about myself, but once I got older and with loads of support from the online lymphedema community and my mom who is my inspiration, I realized how beautiful I am. Not only looks, but as a person,” she said.

Do you know someone with unique conditions that inspire people in their daily life? Tell us in the comments!

Written by Dadadel

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  1. I applaud her for accepting her condition now and even putting it out there but I would think if it were me I would opt to have the leg removed. The pain that her leg must give her would not be worth it in my opinion. I would rather remove it, get a prosthetic (or not) and normalize that for people who have had a limb amputation.

  2. This is NOT RARE , it us just because most drs are not informed about this condition ,I don’t know why she did not get the surgery . I have the beginning of this lipodema . This is also known ss the fst disease

  3. I have a son who was born with the right leg bigger than the left. His condition is called lymphangioma. It looks exactly like that. He is now 15 years old and have grown to be an active child. He likes biking and playing basketball. He lives normally except for the problem with his pants and shoes. It has to be made to order. He is prone to bleeding tho and was advised to undergo surgery but we are short financially.

    • I’ve suffered from lymphedema and depression due to this illness, I found a lymphedema specialist who changed my condition and life with treatments, wraps and therapy which included lymph nodes massaging and lasex a med which increases the removal of excessive fluid from body. Ìt has been a few years of continual wrapping but I am much much better from the treatment. I just want to say I know the pain and depression she has felt but GOD bless her she has turned that around to a positive, stay strong and focused 👍❤

  4. Refusing all medical treatment and surgery is not to be applauded. She could lead a more normal life if she accepted medical advice, but it seems she has been able to successfully monetise her condition, so it stays. This isn’t a healthy attitude

    • I too have Lymphoedema in my right leg and have had it for almost 50 years. For many years it was daily massage, which must be done the correct way, then bandaging of my toes then my leg from the toes to the top of my thigh. I would keep the bandaging on overnight then take it off in the morning and put a full length compression garment to help control the swelling. When the afternoon arrived, it was take a shower then massage and bandages on until the morning and that was the daily cycle of treatment. I did a lot of research and found that there was very little that could be done except keep up the massage, bandaging then the compression garment. There has been pain in my leg all through this ordeal.
      I eventually learned that you can use a Lymph pump to help in moving the lymphatic fluid back up out of the leg into the normal channels above my leg. I eventually found a used lymph pump

  5. My mother had Lymphedema in both legs starting in her 70s and it was no joke. She could barely walk and couldn’t withstand the treatment which consists of pressurizing boots. They would get infected at least once a year requiring week long hospital stays, it limited her physically, she couldn’t dance or move anout freely anymore. When the legs get real big like this girl’s it means they are completely untreated and full of lymphatic fluid.

  6. One of the pictures has a tattoo on the top of her forearm and none of the other pictures have that tattoo. The one when she’s sitting down on here he’s with the purse on and the long braid. That’s the only one that has a tattoo on the top of her forearm. Strange. Beautiful pictures though.

  7. Isn’t it a kind of illness caused by larvae of some kind of mosquitoes? Long time ago in my country there were many people with this kind of illness. The larvae lives inside and block the liquid or something like that. We call this illness “kaki gajah” or elephant’s leg

    • I have lymphedema. It is not caused by mosquitos. It is a failure of the lymphatic system to do it’s job in removing toxic waste fluids from the body. It’s hard to get it diagnosed correctly, and the US is way behind other countries in diagnosing and treating this condition. It often strikes cancer patients whose lymph nodes have been damaged. I have it in both legs. Unfortunately, much of the equipment needed isn’t covered by health insurance. It affects your mobility, your mental health, and every aspect of your life. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

      • I have heard about lymphoedema through a YouTube channel by Dr Robert Morse! He loves teaching others how to heal through the lymphatic system! ( His video is called “the great lymphatic system”) In my own research I came across reviews for an enzyme called serrapeptase! Some of the reviews said how much it helped their fluid retention! Please check it out Amazon if you have not heard of it! It may help! There are many different brands that sell this enzyme, so I’m not promoting a brand. Just a possible treatment!

        • I have lymphadema too. I’m sick of wearing TED house esp in AZ It’s 112 degrees out. I do every other day take a water pill called Bumex. I lose about 6# then. I also have a leg pump for this. I seem to be worse in the summer months from June to September. J wish there was a cure. I also have chronic back pain & perifial neuropathy ( not a diabetic)
          I’m getting a spinal stimulator in a few weeks I hope it helps this too

    • It can also be caused by a larvae of a parasite that is Chagas disease, you are correct.
      But this is lymphodeoma, which is due to some faulty passageways for fluids in our body, which causes it to collect in the tissue.