An aspiring model has bared her leg for the first time in ten years after a rare condition led to it ballooning in size. Meagan Barnard’s lymphedema left her feeling suicidal and alone after she refused to talk with her family and friends about it.
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She hid her leg under baggy clothes and refused to wear a dress or a skirt for more than a decade when her school friends called her the Michelin Man and other cruel nicknames. Amazingly Meagan even managed to hide the condition from her boyfriend of two years, Robert Neidenfeuhr, 27. Despite her insecurities Meagan has decided to go public about the condition in the hope that other young girls do not suffer in silence like she did.
But then she grew up; at the age of 24, she turned enough matured and inspiring.
When the young girl was in her early fifteen, she received a devastating news from a doctor that she had got lymphedema due to damage lymph nodes causing extreme swelling in her right leg.
See a few glimpses of her modeling in the video.