‘Praying for a solution’

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the middle child of three siblings. As I approached puberty, I noticed I had much heavier legs than my friends. I had been teased relentlessly at school about my ‘elephant’s legs’, and I found this very hurtful and, as a result, I didn’t mix very well with others,

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One family’s battle with Lipoedema

Catherine, Harriet and Rachel share their story Sadly, Lipoedema can run in families. Here, Catherine and her daughter, Harriet, share their battle with Lipoedema, and Catherine’s sister Rachel also gives a personal account of what it’s like to be part of a family where some members have Lipoedema, but she doesn’t. Catherine’s sister, Rachel, describes

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