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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
“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.
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!
These pics are all of the same woman, the reason why it seems to move from left to right leg is due to the fact she took those pics in front of a mirror. It really isn’t that hard to see that. Just sayin!!!
Why on some pics is it the right leg and then on others its the left ? If people are going to lie about these so called illness’s then at least do it properly
Pictures with right leg were taken facing the mirror.
It’s her left leg!!! Maybe if you weren’t too busy with the negative bs you’d realise that the other pics were taken in front of a mirror!!!
I think, the editor just flipped the picture
Two photos she took in the mirror. Clearly not a lie, I think she’s very courageous and beautiful to help others and be so open.
One image is from a mirror.
The ‘right’ is a mirror image, it’s the left left that’s very big, but obviously if you stand in front of a mirror it looks like the right leg, I thought that was actually obvious 🙄
Picture is taken in a mirror!
Because some of the photos are selfies in front of a mirror
It’s the RIGHT LEG and 2 pictures are reflections on a mirror so it looks like its on the left!
It’s called a mirror!
Pictures are flipped. Why do people like you not understand these things. Advantages to lying about it are? Get a grip Tracey 🤦🏻♀️
Because some pics are taken in a mirror duh! It’s clearly her left leg. Gosh some people!
Have you not seen the mirrors? Look again.
Look at the photos different people
On at least one of the pictures it was taken in the mirror. That made it seem like it was opposite of what it actually is I don’t know about the other ones. Sometimes your phone setting will flip the picture. I believe these are real but I did go back and look at the pictures based on your observation. And as I said at least one of them was taken in a mirror which made it appear that the right leg was the hundred pound leg but that was only a reflection
You must be a rocket scientist
Wow that’s very rude. Some she took in a mirror
Tracey Shard, how do you get through life with your sub 75 IQ?
that comment is without a doubt the worst and most ignorant comment I have ever read. And you’re serious!!! How do you make it through the day without hurting yourself?
Tell me you don’t know how photos work without telling me you don’t know how photos work lol
It isn’t a lie… educate oneself on camera qualities…. ignorance is bliss!
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!
Do u mean “also”? Genius… Besides that, you used the word to incorrectly. It would have been too if that was the correct word for your stupid comment.
Oh my God stop being a snotty know it all. It’s not polite to correct other people. I bet you have very few if any friends. Merry Christmas Bessie. Get happ. Life is to short .
There is also a condition called Lymphedema. Swelling in an arm or leg caused by a lymphatic system blockage. I’d have to read about her to see what it is.
Ummmm…… That is what this Article and comment chain is About…. J. S.🤔🙄
Lymphedema can be caused by variety of things not just by parasitic infection.
It’s not caused by a parasite 🙄
No it’s not caused by a larva or insect. It has to do with the tissue and cells.
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.
Why so many different women with different skin colours..left leg then right and all called Melanie? What a joke
The photo with the other leg is a reflection in a mirror. They are all the same lady.
Wow.. Instead of looking at the positive side of her..you have focussed on the negativity.. And to answer your doubt about the left and the right leg..use your bloody common sense which does not seem to be very common in you.. Can’t you see them pics are mirror image of
hers..duhhh 🙄🙄🙄. This girl seems to be an inspiration for many.
Is this comment a joke? It’s clearly all the same woman with different lighting and probably different times of year. My skin color changes significantly over the seasons. And not a single one of “the girls” was called “Melanie.” You’re off your rocker.
Hair dye, make up, different clothes. 🤦🏻♂️ Please don’t pollute our gene pool
Is this supposed to be a joke? And who the hell is Melanie??
They were simply showing pictures of other people with the same condition genius.
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.
Are you and I looking at the same pictures? All that shows her arm without a sleeve shows the tattoo!
It’s called getting more tattoos done? People always quick to look too deeply into these pictures. I didn’t even notice the “extra” new tattoo. Damn just appreciate the story
None of the other pictured have that particular part of her arm exposed.
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.
Lmao damn bruh my grandpa leg looked just like that before the doctors had to cut it off, he had diabetes
Yes diabetes can also cause this reaction and disease. Water retaining is very common with diabetes, just like neuropathy in the feet.
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
If she can model, anyone can to.
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 👍❤
It’s “too” as in “also”. Just saying…if you’re going to post something stupid, at least use proper English.
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.
She should have accepted surgery from doctors
My son has this wish you could talk to him give him hope he get really depressed about it people always asking what’s wrong
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
She is absolutely stunning ! I am proud of her positivity that is so important in today’s world.