The disease caused the woman to gain 44 kg despite eating only one meal a day.

Monica is trying to pay for her own treatment before her lymphatic system is affected.

If this happens, surgery will not be able to safely remove the damaged cells.

She is hoping to raise $30,000 to be able to cure the disease in Spain.

Monica B, 34, starved so she wouldn’t get fat anymore but things were going badly.

Lipedema caused Monica’s condition to worsen.

Fat builds up abnormally in the limbs causing pain, leading to joint problems and skin bruising.

Monica, who lives in Berlin, said she was bruised from wearing tights or when a kitten sat on her knees.

Monica’s grandmother also suffered from the condition and was unable to walk for the last 35 years of her life.