Woman With A Strange Condition Kept Her Leg Hidden All Her Life

Lymphoedema model

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Throughout her teenage years and adult life, Meagan Barnard developed lymphoedema, a condition in which fluid retention and tissue swell up. Barnard was constantly bullied because of it. Names like “Michelin Man” were thrown at her.

It should come as no surprise that she hid this condition from her boyfriend for years. By the age of 24, her leg had swelled to more than twice its actual size.
closed doors, lots of lights off.” At one point, Barnard went so far as to write a suicide note to her father because she couldn’t take it anymore.

Barnard has just made the decision to go public with her condition. During a professional photo shoot, her boyfriend saw her right leg and realized how much shame she had felt her whole life. However, Barnard is now on track to pursue modeling, while letting every young girl out there know that they do not have to suffer in silence.

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