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Shrinking My 17 Stone Legs Extraordinary People the full documentary Nine Lives Media

26 May 2022

38-year-old Mandy Sellars from Accrington in Lancashire has an extremely rare condition which means her legs have grown uncontrollably throughout her life. Mandy's condition is so extraordinary, that despite undergoing tests throughout her life, doctors have never been able to make a firm diagnosis. This documentary follows Mandy’s astonishing journey, as led by Dr. Robert Semple, endocrinologists from Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge make a massive breakthrough, meaning Mandy’s rogue gene is diagnosed for the first time. Following on from this, Dr. Semple’s team is able to prescribe Mandy medication to prevent her lower limbs from growing, but will it work? Produced by Nine Lives Media in 2013 for Channel 5

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