23 year-old model says she won’t amputate leg even though it adds 7st to bodyweight


23 year-old model says she won’t amputate leg even though it adds 7st to bodyweight

A disabled fashion model has spoken of the abuse she got from trolls who would tell her to amputate her leg which adds 7st to her body.

Mahogany Geter, 23, and from the US, was born with lymphedema, a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in the body’s soft tissue, causing swelling on her left side.

She said despite being flooded with “ignorant” comments about the way she looks, she has “had no choice” but to rise above their nastiness.

She now shows off her disability with empowering photoshoots on Instagram while also raising awareness about her condition on YouTube and other social platforms.



Mahogany, who was diagnosed shortly after being born, can only try to alleviate the pain caused by her condition as there is currently no cure for it.

At its largest, Mahogany’s leg adds 100lb (7 stone) to her 300lb (21 stone) total bodyweight.

What she can do to make to minimise the swelling is a routine of physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage massages.



Despite her difficult journey, Mahogany hasn’t given up and is determined to make a name for herself in the fashion industry, with her mum, Timika, supporting her every step of the way.

Mahogany, the eldest of three sisters, said:Latest Post
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