A teenage girl, whose right leg swelled to twice its size, hopes to inspire others with her body-confident bikini picture.
Isa-Bella Leclair was born with Parkes Weber syndrome
The condition causes a side effect known as lymphedema, which caused Isa-Bella to experience fluid buildup in her right leg from an early age.
Over time, the buildup got worse
Eventually, the leg grew to twice its original size. By the time she was ready for college, the leg itself weight 40 pounds.
It prevented her from normal things
She was not able to play sports, and finding a pair of jeans that fit her right was darn near impossible. Still, she did not hide her leg in photographs and in general, showing self-confidence and bravery rare in a 19 year old. But she entered a beauty pageant and won!
The girl from New Brunswick, Canada shared a special selfie
All of the photographs she shared has caught the attention of admirers including Manon Tardif, who is assisting Isa-Bella in compression therapy that works to move the fluid in her leg back into her lymph system.
Her family and friends admire her
That includes her sister Danyka, who does not have the sydrome. She tears up while saying how much she admires and is proud of her sister’s constant positivity. She is truly an inspirational young lady!